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Obol of Aphrodisias with head of Aphrodite

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Obverse: Head of Aphrodite facing, without neck; with hair in thick, wavy tresses, and earrings with three pendants; border of dots. Reverse: Sphinx seated to left, with rounded wing in three sections; wearing polos, earring and necklace.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 379–374 B.C.

Mint

Aphrodisias, Cilicia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2111.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.76 gm.

Accession Number

04.1267

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins