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Obol of Akanthos with head of lioness

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Obverse: Head of a lioness, facing; above, kalathos (?), upper edge dotted; border of dots. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Akanthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0525.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 0.58 gm.

Accession Number

00.154

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins