Obol of Phistelia with male head

Greek
Classical Period
380–350 B.C.


Mint: Campania, Phistelia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0044.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.54 gm.

Accession Number

04.298

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Male head facing three-quarters right, beardless; hair short.
Reverse: Mussel shell above a grain of corn right; below, dolphin left, belly upwards.
Oscan Inscription in retrograde.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund