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Didrachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Athenian helmet decorated with a palmette spray and three upright olive-leaves. Reverse: Owl standing to right, head facing and tilted slightly left; behind, in upper corner, an olive-spray; inscription in Greek; the whole in incuse square...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 475–465 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1062.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.54 gm.

Accession Number

97.384

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins