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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena Parthenos, struck under Hera[...], Aristoph[...], and Philan[...]

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Obverse: Head of Athena, profile to right, wearing earring and crested Attic helmet (triple crest), adorned in front with foreparts of four horses, on the side with a flying Pegasos, and on the back with a scroll. Surrounded with dots. Reverse: Within an olive-wreath an owl standing on an...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 136-135 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1103.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.01 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

97.441

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins