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Coin of Priene with bust of Athena, struck under Achilleides

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing earring and crested helmet. Reverse: Owl standing on elongated amphora between star with seven rays and berries. Inscriptions in Greek at left, right, and below. Olive wreath around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans List 28, Spring 1962, no. 6781); April 11, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 514.50 (this is the total cost of 62.288–62.316).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 150–125 B.C.

Mint

Priene, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 177.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 9.31 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.294

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins