Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena, right.

Reverse: Owl. At left, crescent and olive twig with leaves and berry. In field at right: Greek inscription.

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

Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

  • Greek, Classical Period, 480–450 B.C. and later
Mint
Athens, Attica
Dimensions
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 17.02 gm.
Medium or Technique
Silver
Classification
Numismatics
Catalogue Raisonné
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1080.
Accession Number
11.1791
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