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Obol of Argos with head of wolf

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Obverse: Head of wolf to left. Beaded line at edge of head. Reverse: In incuse square, [inscription]. Double rectangular depression above. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 935); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 468–421 B.C.

Mint

Argos, Argolis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1224

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 0.94 gm.

Accession Number

04.897

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins