Diobol of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
393–300 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1094.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.33 gm.

Accession Number

04.839

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena in crested Athenian helmet to right; earring and necklace.
Eye in profile.
Reverse: In incuse square two owls facing with one head full front.
At left, olive spray.
Greek inscription in field.

Provenance

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

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund