Obol of Athens with head of Athena
480–450 B.C. and later
Mint: Attica, Athens
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1088.
Diameter: 8 mm. Weight: 0.68 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Athena to right, with the olive-leaves, but apparently no scroll, on helmet. Hair on forehead in straight lines ending in curls.
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing.
Olive leaf in field at left.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund