Coin of Athens with head of Athena
2nd century A.D.
Mint: Achaea: Attica, Athens
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.78 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour