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Obol of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena right, in crested Athenian helmet. Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing; at left, olive twig with two leaves and a berry. At right: inscription in Greek. (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, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 490–480 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1072.

Dimensions

Diameter: 9 mm. Weight: 0.70 gm.

Accession Number

00.271

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins