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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Like 00.274 (now deaccessioned), but more of the helmet shows, and behind the upright olive-leaves it is covered with an elaborate scroll pattern. Reverse: [inscription]. Owl, crescent and olive-spray; the margins of the incuse not included. (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, Early Hellenistic Period, 296–295 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1101.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 17.06 gm.

Accession Number

00.275

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins