Obol of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
480–450 B.C. and later


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1088.

Dimensions

Diameter: 8 mm. Weight: 0.68 gm.

Accession Number

00.270

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, with the olive-leaves, but apparently no scroll, on helmet. Hair on forehead in straight lines ending in curls.
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing.
Olive leaf in field at left.
Greek inscription.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund