Obol of Methymna with head of Athena

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–500 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Methymna

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1660.

Dimensions

Diameter: 9 mm. Weight: 0.62 gm.

Accession Number

04.1117

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

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

Not listed as Regling by Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund