Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Archaic Period
590–530 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1043.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm.

Accession Number

00.247

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right of very archaic style, wearing close-fitting, Attic helmet and round earring. Hair falls on forehead in straight lines with curled ends. Eye large, with a dot in the center.
Reverse: Owl standing to right, head full front.
Behind, a spray of olive.
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