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Obol of Kyrene with stallion

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Obverse: Stallion stepping right. Above, eight-pointed star. (?) Reverse: Lyre (cithara). Concave field.

Provenance

Source Unknown; accessioned by MFA, 1916

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Greek, Hellenistic Period, Early 3rd century B.C.

Mint

Kyrene, Cyrenaica

Dimensions

Diameter: 8 mm. Weight: 0.39 gm.

Accession Number

16.415

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins