Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena
about 515–510 B.C.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.17 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery of Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Athenian helmet with a heavy visor. The hair on her forehead and below neckpiece is in rows of dotted lines. Base of neckpiece dotted and dotted necklace.
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing, olive-spray in upper left corner.
Inscription in Greek. All within incuse.