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Drachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right in crested Athenian helmet decorated with three leaves and floral scroll; earring and bead necklace. The hair is looped up on forehead, and looped up in beaded lines below. Eye in profile. Reverse: In incuse square owl to right head facing. At left olive spray...

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By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 480–450 B.C. and later


Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1087.


Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 4.26 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins