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Tetradrachm of Lebedos with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing earring and triple-crested helmet with olive wreath above visor. Reverse: Owl on club, between double-cornucopia rhyta. All in olive wreath. Inscriptions in Greek above and below, within wreath. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 487); March 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 460.00.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 180 B.C.

Mint

Lebedos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 170.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 14.94 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.162

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins