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Tetradrachm of Ilion with head of Athena

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Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right. Reverse: Athena Ilias stands right, distaff in left hand, spear in right. At right, ear of grain above owl. At left, star below monogram. Inscriptions in Greek at left and right, downwards, and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions and...

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Provenance

By 1988: with Selim Nahas; purchased from Selim Nahas by Numismatic Fine Arts International, Inc., 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90067; 1988: with Numismatic Fine Arts International (auction 20, Le Bel Age Hotel, 1020 North San Vicente, West Hollywood, California, March 9-10,1988, lot 715); gift of Numismatic Fine Arts International to MFA, April 27, 1988

Credit Line

Gift of Numismatic Fine Arts International

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 188–133 B.C.

Mint

Ilion, Troas

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 16.55 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1988.257

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins