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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, in close-fitting crested helmet, adorned in front with three olive leaves erect, and at back with floral scroll. The hair neatly arranged in two bands over the temples. She wears a disk earring. Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing and tilted slightly...

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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, Early Classical Period, about 470–455 B.C.


Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1067; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 155.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.21 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins