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Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

480–450 B.C. and later


Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 17.02 gm.

Accession Number

11.1791

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics , Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena, right.
Reverse: Owl.
At left, crescent and olive twig with leaves and berry.
Inscription in field at 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