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Obol of Kyrene with silphion seed

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Obverse: Silphium seed. Reverse: Incuse square within which rosette.

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Mint

Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Dimensions

Diameter: 7 mm. Weight: 0.69 gm.

Accession Number

09.81

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins