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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves and floral scroll; earring and necklace of six beads. The hair is looped up on forehead and in beaded loops below. Reverse: In incuse square, owl to right, head facing. At left olive spray and...

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Credit Line

Source unidentified

Greek, Classical Period, about 480–450 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.21 gm.

Accession Number

40.228

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins