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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Athens, Achaea: Attica

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.741

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins