Coin - Obol, Thebes, Boeotia, 480-456 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2134

A silver obol coin issued by the town of Thebes in Boeotia, 480-456 BC
Mint: Thebes
Reference: BMC Central Greece. p.69 no.19
Die Axis: 01
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 14 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.431 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: boeotian shields, amphora, diotas drinking vessels
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Greek States - Boeotia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 480-456 BC
Denomination: Obol
Obverse Description: Boeotian shield
Reverse Description: Amphora (or Diota) in incuse square
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: off-round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Thebes, Boeotia, Ancient Greek States, (480 BC - 456 BC)
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.18.
References: BMC Central Greece. p.69 no.19
Sear 2371
  1. [Book], Barclay Head, Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Central Greece, British Museum, London, 1884, 69 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
  3. [Book], David Sear, Greek Coins and Their Values, Europe, Seaby, B.A. Ltd., London, 1978, 224 Pages

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