Coin with head of Orpheus (?)
Archaic to Early Classical Period
ca. 550–440 B.C.
Diameter: 11.5 mm. Weight: 1.85 gm. Die axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Orpheus (?) left, wearing Thracian (?) headdress.
Reverse: Lion’s head left, within incuse square.
Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America