Didrachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Late Archaic Period
475–465 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1062.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.54 gm.

Accession Number

97.384

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Athenian helmet decorated with a palmette spray and three upright olive-leaves.
Reverse: Owl standing to right, head facing and tilted slightly left.
Behind, in upper corner, an olive-spray.
Inscription in Greek in lower corner.
The whole in incuse square within an incuse circle.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund