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Obol (litra?) of Messana with leaping hare

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Obverse: Hare leaping right. Reverse: Legend within olive-wreath border; round incuse. Legend in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Rebecca Salisbury Collection; bequest of Rebecca Salisbury to MFA, January 6,1892

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury

Greek, Classical Period, 460–430 B.C.

Mint

Messana (Zankle), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0289.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 0.62 gm.

Accession Number

92.18

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins