Obol (?) of Pantikapaion with head of lion

Greek
Late Archaic or Classical Period
5th century B.C.


Mint: Tauric Chersonesos, Pantikapaion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1348.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 0.87 gm.

Accession Number

04.578

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion’s head facing.
Reverse: Inscription in Greek above ram’s head, all in incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund