Tetradrachm of Athens with Gorgoneion

Greek
Archaic Period
about 525–515 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1024.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 16.87 gm.

Accession Number

04.831

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Gorgoneion, jaws open and tongue protruding.
Reverse: Within incuse square head of panther full front, and forepaws facing.
 Pierced.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 798); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund