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Coin of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right. Reverse: Athena stands, head left, holding Nike with wreath on right hand and in left spear resting beside shield, placed on ground. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


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: 22 mm. Weight: 8.78 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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