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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.


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.


Phistelia, Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.54 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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