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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena right in crested Athenian helmet on bowl of which are three upright olive leaves and palmette spray; horse-hair plume. Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing and tilted slightly left. Crescent and olive twig with two leaves and berry at left. At right, inscription...

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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, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 490–480 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1075.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.21 gm.

Accession Number

95.131

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins