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Obol of Methylieion with flying Nike

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Obverse: Nike flying to left with taenia in both hands. Below, [inscription]. Reverse: Nude warrior advancing to left on line, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and carrying spear in right hand, shield on left arm. Around [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–350 B.C.

Mint

Methylieion, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0909.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 0.81 gm.

Accession Number

04.1265

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins