Coin of Athens with bust of Athena

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 200


Mint: Achaea: Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.33 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

62.373

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Athena right, wearing crested helmet and aegis.
Reverse: In center, olive tree entwined by serpent with an owl in the branches. At left Poseidon standing facing tree, strikes with trident. At right Athena with spear and shield.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour