Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Late Archaic Period
490–480 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1066.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 17.20 gm.

Accession Number

11.1792

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena, right.
Reverse: Owl to right, head facing slightly to left.
At left, crescent and twig with leaves and berry.
At right, inscription in Greek.

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