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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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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. 1043.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm.

Accession Number

00.247

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins