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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Like 00.259, hair, in rows of dots, showing below the helmet, necklace of beads hanging from a string. Front olive-leaf shows but little. Reverse: Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 480–450 B.C. and later

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1085.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.06 gm.

Accession Number

00.261

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins