Obol of Kleitor with head of Athena

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
400–322 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos), Kleitor

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1258.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.80 gm.

Accession Number

01.5502

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to left, with long, loose hair and crested Attic helmet.
Reverse: Bridled horse, with loose rein, prancing to right.
Inscription in Greek.

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