Obol of Thebes with Boiotian shield, struck under The[...]

Greek
Classical Period
379–338 B.C.


Mint: Boiotia (Federal Coinage), Thebes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1017.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.82 gm.

Accession Number

04.827

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Boiotian shield.
Reverse: Head of youthful Herakles to right with lion’s skin.
Inscription in Greek in front.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund