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Coin of Sigeion with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena, three-quarters right, wears necklace and triple-crested helmet. Reverse: Owl facing, with double body. Crescent at right. Below: inscription in Greek. (see media screen for 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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.


Sigeion, Troas


Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.39 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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