Obol of Athens with head of Athena
Mint: Attica, Athens
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1042.
Diameter: 8 mm. Weight: 0.71 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Athena of very archaic style, hair falling in straight lines with curls at the end.
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing front.
Single leaf and stalk of olive at left
Inscription in Greek.
All within incuse square.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund