1/6 stater of Phokaia with head of Athena

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 500–494 (?) B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Phokaia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1906.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.59 gm.

Accession Number

04.1495

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to left with bead necklace and Corinthian helmet; hair in large dots. (Behind, a seal)
Reverse: Irregular incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale (Whittall Collection), no. 983 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1662); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund