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Obol of Pheneos with head of Hermes

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Obverse: Head of youthful Hermes to right, wearing a chlamys, and with his petasos hanging at his neck. Reverse: [Greek inscription ]. Ram standing to right on a plain exergual line. Above, a caduceus. [see media screen for inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 431–370 B.C.

Mint

Pheneos, Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1263.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 0.90 gm.

Accession Number

01.5504

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins