Coin of Olbia in shape of dolphin

Classical Period
about mid-5th century B.C.

Mint: Sarmatia, Olbia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 080.


Overall: 32 mm. Weight: 2.50 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze, cast

Not On View


The Ancient World



Dolphin to left; back flat (tail broken away).
Reverse: Inscription in relief.


By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1958: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining auction of the Lockett Collection, part 6, February 12-13, 1958, lot 1540, partial); purchased at the Glendining auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., March 13, 1958, for £ 5,354/8/0 (this is the total price of 58.301-58.313)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour