Obol of Akanthos with head of lioness

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


Mint: Macedonia, Akanthos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0525.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 0.58 gm.

Accession Number

00.154

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of a lioness, facing.
Above, kalathos (?), upper edge dotted.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund