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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested helmet. Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing front, olive-branch, and Greek inscription. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

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

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1079.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm.

Accession Number

08.334

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins