Obol of Athens with head of Athena
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
Mint: Attica, Athens
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1072.
Diameter: 9 mm. Weight: 0.70 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Obverse: Head of Athena right, in crested Athenian helmet with olive leaves.
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing.
At left: olive twig with a leaf and a berry.
At right: inscription in Greek.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund