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Obol (?) of Pantikapaion with head of lion

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Obverse: Lion's head facing. Reverse: [inscription] above, ram's head, below, in incuse square. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Classical Period, 5th century B.C.

Mint

Pantikapaion, Tauric Chersonesos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1348.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 0.87 gm.

Accession Number

04.578

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins