Diobol of Akanthos with head of Athena

Greek
Archaic or Early Classical Period
520–470 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Akanthos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0523.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.657

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, with crested Attic helmet, hair on forehead and neck in dotted lines; round earring, plain necklace; dotted truncation.
Reverse: Fourpart incuse square, surfaces irregularly granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Regling did not list this as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund