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Tetradrachm of Ilion with head of Athena, struck under Menephron

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, in three crested helmet, with olive wreath on the front. She wears a bead necklace, and the neck ends in a row of dots. Reverse: Athena Ilias stands to right, on plain exergual line, wearing kalathos and girded chiton. In her right hand she holds a spear...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 189 B.C. or later

Mint

Ilion, Troas

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1629.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.13 gm.

Accession Number

01.5545

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins