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Obol of Orchomenos with grain of wheat

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Obverse: Grain of wheat. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

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. 772); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 550–480 B.C.

Mint

Orchomenos, Boiotia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0990.

Dimensions

Diameter: 9 mm. Weight: 1.04 gm.

Accession Number

04.812

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins