Coin of Temnos with head of Athena

Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd century B.C.


Mint: Aeolis, Temnos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 160.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13.5 mm. Weight: 1.68 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.293

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested helmet.
Reverse: Athena (or a warrior?) standing to right, in Palladium pose, shield on her left arm and truncated spear in her right hand.
On each side, Greek letters.

Provenance

By 1962: with Edward Gans, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California (Gans List 28, Spring 1962, no. 6780); 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