Obol (1/10 stater) of Kyrene with head of Zeus Ammon, struck under Magas

Greek
Hellenistic Period
308–277 B.C. or later


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1342.

Dimensions

Diameter: 8 mm. Weight: 0.71 gm.

Accession Number

04.1229

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus Ammon to right with ram’s horn.
Reverse: Thunderbolt between two eight-rayed stars.

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. 1366); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund