Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Archaic Period
530–490 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1060.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 16.95 gm.

Accession Number

00.252

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right, in crested Athenian helmet.
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing.
Olive twig with two leaves and a berry at left.
Inscription in Greek at right.
All within incuse square.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund