Obol of Aphrodisias with head of Aphrodite

Greek
Classical Period
379–374 B.C.


Mint: Cilicia, Aphrodisias

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2111.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.76 gm.

Accession Number

04.1267

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Aphrodite facing, without neck; with hair in thick, wavy tresses, and earrings with three pendants.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Sphinx seated to left, with rounded wing in three sections; wearing polos, earring and necklace.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund