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Diobol of Akanthos with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, with crested Attic helmet, hair on forehead and neck in dotted lines; round earring, plain necklace; dotted truncation. Reverse: Fourpart incuse square, surfaces irregularly granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling did not list this as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic or Early Classical Period, 520–470 B.C.

Mint

Akanthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0523.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.657

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins