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Coin of Athens with bust of Athena

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Obverse: Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing ageis. Reverse: Agonistic table on which owl right, statue of Athena left and wreath. Amphora below. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.


Athens, Achaea: Attica


Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 6.30 gm. Die Axis: 10

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The Ancient World


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