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.
(see media screen for inscription)
Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena
- Greek, Archaic Period, about 515–510 B.C.
- Athens, Attica
- Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.17 gm.
- Medium or Technique
- Catalogue Raisonné
- Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1055.
- Accession Number
- On view
- Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery of Ancient Coins - 212C