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Diobol of Mesembria with helmet

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Obverse: Crested Corinthian helmet, full front. Reverse: META between the four spokes of a wheel, surrounded by rays. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–350 B.C.

Mint

Mesembria, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0817.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 1.33 gm.

Accession Number

00.195

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins