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Coin of Amastris with head of Athena

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Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, with star on helmet. Reverse: Owl seated left on thunderbolt, monogram at left. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription and monogram)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Mint

Amastris, Paphlagonia

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 9.84 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.550

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins