Stater of Athens with head of Athena, struck under Aristion for Mithradates VI of Pontus

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
87–86 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2334.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.35 gm.

Accession Number

48.247

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right, foreparts of four horses on front of helmet, Pegasos on the side, scroll resembling aplustre on back.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Within olive wreath, owl, head facing front, to right standing on amphora lying on its side. At right: star betweem crescents.
Inscriptions on either side of owl.

Provenance

By 1948: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Suite 1209, 30 West 54th Street, New York, N.Y.; March 11, 1948: purchased by MFA from Dr. Jacob Hirsch for $ 3,575.00

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)