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Drachm of Assos with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to left, in a crested Attic helmet, with an olive wreath on the front, and scroll on the back. She wears a pendant earing. Reverse: Inscription on three sides of a bucranium. [see media screen for inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 387–350 B.C.

Mint

Assos, Troas

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1627.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.14 gm.

Accession Number

01.5544

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins