Drachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Archaic Period
590–530 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1040.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 4.33 gm.

Accession Number

00.254

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena of very archaic style, hair falling in straight lines with curls at the end.
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing front.
Single leaf and stalk of olive at left.
Inscription in Greek.
All within incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund