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Obol of Phistelia with male head

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Obverse: Male head facing three-quarters right, beardless; hair short. Reverse: Mussel shell above a grain of corn right; below, dolphin left, belly upwards. Oscan Inscription in retrograde. See media screen for inscription.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 380–350 B.C.

Mint

Phistelia, Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0044.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.54 gm.

Accession Number

04.298

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins