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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet with four horse protomes and flying Pegasus. Reverse: Within olive wreath, owl stands on amphora facing. At right, Artemis holding torch. Inscriptions in Greek on amphora, below, and at left and right. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1965: with Court Coin Company, 315 Washington Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Court Coin Company, January 12, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 143–142 B.C.


Athens, Attica


Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 16.96 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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