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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing disk earring and helmet. Helmet adorned with four pellets. Reverse: Owl to right, head facing. Twig with leaves and berry at left; inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 2, 1910: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 490–485 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1044.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 16.23 gm.

Accession Number

10.244

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins