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Obol of Thespiai with Boiotian shield

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Obverse: Boiotian shield. Reverse: Crescent. [See media screen for Greek inscription]

Provenance

1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 387–374 B.C.

Mint

Thespiai, Boiotia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1014.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 0.91 gm.

Accession Number

95.125

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins