Drachm of Assos with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
387–350 B.C.


Mint: Troas, Assos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1627.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.14 gm.

Accession Number

01.5544

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to left, in a crested Attic helmet, with an olive wreath on the front, and scroll on the back. She wears a pendant earring.
Reverse: Inscription in Greek on three sides of a bull’s head.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund