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Obol of Phistelia with the head of nymph

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Obverse: Head of nymph facing three-quarters left; hair in straight lines, flying upwards from forehead and outwards on left side of face; necklace of pendants. Reverse: No inscription. Lion running left, right foreleg raised; tail high above back; in exergue, serpent coiled left; dotted ground...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 380–350 B.C.


Phistelia, Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0046.


Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 0.53 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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