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Obol of Orchomenos with corn grain

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Obverse: Sprouting grain of wheat. Reverse: [inscription] (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 550–480 B.C.

Mint

Orchomenos, Boiotia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0992.

Dimensions

Diameter: 8 mm. Weight: 0.89 gm.

Accession Number

00.230

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins