Coin of Priene with bust of Athena, struck under Achilleides

Greek
Hellenistic Period
150–125 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Priene

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 177.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 9.31 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.294

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing earring and crested helmet.
Reverse: Owl standing on elongated amphora between star with seven rays and berries. Olive wreath around.
Inscriptions at left, right, and below.

Provenance

By 1962: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans List 28, Spring 1962, no. 6781); April 11, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 514.50 (this is the total cost of 62.288–62.316).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour