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Diobol of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena in crested Athenian helmet to right; earring and necklace. Eye in profile. Reverse: In incuse square two owls facing with one head full front. At left, olive spray. Above, Greek inscription. (see media screen for inscription)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 393–300 B.C.


Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1094.


Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.33 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins