Obol of Methylieion with flying Nike

Greek
Classical Period
400–350 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Methylieion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0909.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 0.81 gm.

Accession Number

04.1265

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nike flying to left with taenia in both hands.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Nude warrior advancing to left on line, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and carrying spear in right hand, shield on left arm.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund