Obol of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Late Archaic Period
490–480 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1073.

Dimensions

Diameter: 9 mm. Weight: 0.70 gm.

Accession Number

11.1795

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right.
Reverse: Owl standing right.
Olive leaf on stem with berry at left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund