Drachm of Athens with head of Athena
480–450 B.C. and later
Mint: Attica, Athens
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1082.
Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 4.26 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing necklace and crested Athenian helmet with upright olive leaves.
Pupil of eye indicated.
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing.
At left: Olive twig with two leaves and a berry.
At right: Inscription in Greek.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund