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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Athenian helmet with a heavy visor. The hair on her forehead and below neckpiece is in rows of dotted lines. Base of neckpiece dotted and dotted necklace. Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing, olive-spray in upper left corner. ...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 22, 1896, lot 976); probably purchased at Bunbury auction by Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 515–510 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1055.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.17 gm.

Accession Number

00.253

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins