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Coin of Temnos with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested helmet. Reverse: Athena (or a warrior?) standing to right, in Palladium pose, shield on her left arm and truncated spear in her right hand. On each side, Greek letters. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1962: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans List 28, Spring 1962, no. 6780); 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, 2nd century B.C.

Mint

Temnos, Aeolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 160.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13.5 mm. Weight: 1.68 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.293

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins