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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right of very archaic style, wearing close-fitting, Attic helmet and round earring. Hair falls on forehead in straight lines with curled ends. Eye large, with a dot in the center. Reverse: Greek inscription. Owl standing to right, head full front. Behind, a spray...

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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.


Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1043.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins