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Obv. Head of Athena to right wearing round earring and Attic helmet (crest mostly missing) adorned with a flower and three olive leaves. Eye not quite in profile. Lips poorly done. Rev. [inscription] Owl to right with wings folded. Olive branch and crescent in field. Round depression to right of...

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Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Greek, Hellenistic Period, Ptolemaic Dynasty, 305–30 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Greece

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.35 cm (15/16 in.)/ Weight: 16.60 grams

Accession Number

11.826

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins