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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right. Reverse: Owl. and olive twig. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 590–530 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1050.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 16.86 gm.

Accession Number

11.1789

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins