Obol of Orchomenos with corn grain

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
550–480 B.C.


Mint: Boiotia, Orchomenos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0992.

Dimensions

Diameter: 8 mm. Weight: 0.89 gm.

Accession Number

00.230

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sprouting grain of wheat.
Reverse: Inscription within square incuse of Aeginetic pattern (according to entry 992 in the Brett catalogue).

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund