Coin of Athens with head of Athena

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 117–192


Mint: Achaea: Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.21 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.66

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet.
Reverse: Acropolis seen from the North with Parthenon on left, Propylaea at right, statue of Athena Parthenos in center. At right, flight of steps up to Propylaea. Seated figure of Pan in grotto in side of rock.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining & Co. Ltd., auction of A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 147); purchased at the Woodward sale on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour