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Obol of Athens with head of Athena

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Same period as 00.256, but later part. Obverse: Like 00.256, but somewhat more developed style. Reverse: Three olive leaves behind owl. Greek inscription. (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, Archaic Period, 590–530 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1054.

Dimensions

Diameter: 8 mm. Weight: 0.62 gm.

Accession Number

00.257

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins