User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Coin of Adramyteion with head of Athena

Start collecting

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right. Reverse: Owl facing on thunderbolt; monogram in right field. Inscription in Greek above and below. (see media screen for Greek inscription and monogram)

Provenance

By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.

Mint

Adramyteion, Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.43 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.1324

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins