Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Archaic Period
590–530 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1049.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.

Accession Number

11.1788

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena to right.
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing front.
At left, olive twig.
Inscription in Greek in field at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund