Coin of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd–1st century B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 5.66 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.739

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: Zeus hurling thunderbolt right.
In field left and right pilei of Dioskouroi topped by stars.
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