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Trial Piece for dekadrachm of Athens

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Die stamp of reverse of dekadrachm of Athens. Owl faces front, with wings spread. At left, olive spray with two leaves and berry. At right: A; below wings: two Greek letters. All within incuse square.

Provenance

By 1968: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; gift of Bank Leu & Co. AG to MFA, October 9, 1968

Credit Line

Gift of Bank Leu & Co. AG

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 486–484 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Dimensions

Width (max.): 40.5 mm.

Accession Number

68.624

Medium or Technique

Lead

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics