Obol of Methymna with head of Athena
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Lesbos, Methymna
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1660.
Diameter: 9 mm. Weight: 0.62 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Athena to right in crested helmet with point in front, and scroll ornament; hair in straight locks behind. Beaded line at edge of neck.
Reverse: In incuse square, a land tortoise with twelve plates of shell.
Beaded square border.
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
Not listed as Regling by Greenwell.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund