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Drachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena of very archaic style, hair falling in straight lines with curls at the end. Reverse: Greek inscription. Owl as above, single leaf and stalk of olive behind. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 590–530 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1040.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 4.33 gm.

Accession Number

00.254

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins