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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena, struck under Hikesios, Asklepiades, and Theo[...]

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Obverse: Head of Athena right wearing crested helmet with four horses protomes and flying Pegasus. Reverse: Within olive wreath, owl stands on amphora, facing front. In field at right, wreath. Inscriptions in Greek on amphora, below, and in fields. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1965: with Court Coin Company, 315 Washington Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Court Coin Company, January 12, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 135–134 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 16.40 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

66.2

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins