Coin of Athens with head of Athena

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
2nd century A.D.


Mint: Achaea: Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.78 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.741

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: Athena stands, head left, holding Nike with wreath on right hand and in left spear resting beside shield, placed on ground.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour