Obol of Neapolis with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
420–400 B.C.


Mint: Campania, Neapolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0028.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.74 gm.

Accession Number

04.293

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, in crested Athenian helmet; on bowl, scroll and olive branch; hair on forehad looped, on neck long and tied near end.
Reverse: Forepart of bearded man-faced river bull to left.
Inscription in Greek above.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 9); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund