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Tetradrachm of Gaza with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena wearing crested helmet to right. On the helmet, three upright olive leaves and a palmette with scroll. Reverse: Within incuse square an owl facing. On either side of the head an olive sprig with two leaves and a berry. At foot to right: Greek letter; at left,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Albert Sangorski Collection; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical Period, about 400 B.C.

Mint

Gaza, Palestine

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2203.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.15 gm.

Accession Number

03.965

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins