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Drachm with head of Athena Parthenos

Obverse: Head of Athena Parthenos to right. Reverse: Within olive wreath, owl, wings closed, standing on amphora lying on its side. Uncertain letter on amphora. Traces of magistrates' names at left and right (in Greek). Greek letters for mint in field. Radiate bust of Helios facing (?).

Provenance

From Assos, sarcophagus 16 (Investigations at Assos, p. 298, note 1); 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 196–87 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 4.11 gm. Die axis: 12

Accession Number

84.576

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins