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Coin of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right. Reverse: Athena advances right, holding spear in right hand. In field at right, owl. Olive wreath around. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd–1st century B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 5.66 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.742

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins