Obol of Phistelia with the head of nymph

Greek
Classical Period
380–350 B.C.


Mint: Campania, Phistelia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0046.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 0.53 gm.

Accession Number

04.299

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of nymph facing three-quarters left; hair in straight lines, flying upwards from forehead and outwards on left side of face; necklace of pendants.
Reverse: Lion running left, right foreleg raised; tail high above back.
In exergue, serpent coiled left; dotted ground line.
No inscription.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund