Obol of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
490–480 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1072.

Dimensions

Diameter: 9 mm. Weight: 0.70 gm.

Accession Number

00.271

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right, in crested Athenian helmet with olive leaves.
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing.
At left: olive twig with a leaf and a berry.
At right: inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund