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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena, struck under Nikogenes, Kallimachos, and Andreas

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Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, helmet ornamented in front with four or more horse protomes and Pegasus on the side. Reverse: Within olive wreath, owl stands on amphora, facing. Inscriptions in Greek above, below, in fields and on amphora. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

From a hoard (MFA 65.62-65.99) found in 1960 at Çesme; 1960: purchased from a Greek dealer on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 126–125 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.37 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.66

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins