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Obol of Heraia with head of Artemis

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Obverse: Head of Artemis to left, with hair rolled about a fillet, and bound also at the crown. She wears earring and bead necklace. Reverse: [inscription]. [see media screen for inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 418–370 B.C.

Mint

Heraia, Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1256.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.78 gm.

Accession Number

01.5503

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins