Obol of Heraia with head of Artemis

Greek
Classical Period
418–370 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos), Heraia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1256.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.78 gm.

Accession Number

01.5503

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Artemis to left, with hair rolled about a fillet, and bound also at the crown. She wears earring and bead necklace.
Reverse: Upright bow behind inscription.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund