Obol of Pheneos with head of Hermes

Greek
Classical Period
431–370 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos), Pheneos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1262.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.79 gm.

Accession Number

01.5505

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of youthful Hermes to right, wearing a chlamys, and with his petasos hanging at his neck.
Reverse: Ram standing to right on a plain exergual line.
Inscription in Greek above.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund