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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.


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.


Aphrodisias, Cilicia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.76 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins