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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena, profile to right, style slightly more developed than 96 and 97 (82.827, 82.828). Reverse: Owl; left, olive-branch and crescent; right, Greek inscription.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1093.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 16.80 gm.

Accession Number

86.829

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins