Stater of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
296–295 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1099.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 8.52 gm.

Accession Number

00.273

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet, with three upright olive-leaves on front ridge, and floral-scroll on the back.
Reverse: Owl to right, head full-front.
Crescent and olive spray, with two leaves, behind.
In field right a kalathos.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund