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Drachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Archaic head of Athena to right, wearing round earring and close-fitting helmet with crest and enrichment of three upright olive leaves. Reverse: Owl standing to right, head facing. Olive spray in field at left, all in rectangular incuse. Inscription in Greek at right. (see media...

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Provenance

By 1962: with Charles L. Morley, 25 East 83rd Street, New York 28, N.Y.; February 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Charles L. Morley for $ 50.-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 450 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 099.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15.5 mm. Weight: 4.26 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

62.164

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins