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Obol of Tegea with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to left, with no helmet, wearing olive wreath and plain necklace. Hair in queue behind. Reverse: Large T.

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, 470–431 B.C.

Mint

Tegea, Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1272.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 0.90 gm.

Accession Number

01.5508

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins