Obol of Orchomenos with sprouting corn grain

Greek
Archaic Period
550–480 B.C.


Mint: Boiotia, Orchemenos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0989.

Dimensions

Diameter: 9 mm. Weight: 1.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.811

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sprouting corn grain.
Reverse: Square incuse irregularly divided into raised and sunk compartments.

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. 771); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund