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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Archaic head of Athena in Attic helmet, profile to right. Hair falls in curls on forehead. Dots on helmet. Reverse: Owl to right. Olive branch in field. [see media screen for Greek inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 590–530 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1045.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 17.11 gm.

Accession Number

95.128

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins