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Obol of Neapolis with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, in crested Athenian helmet; on bowl, scroll and olive branch; hair on forehad looped, on neck long and tied near end. Reverse: Forepart of bearded man-faced river bull to left. Inscription in Greek above. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 9); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 420–400 B.C.


Neapolis, Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0028.


Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.74 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins