Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
about 480–450 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.21 gm.

Accession Number

40.228

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves and floral scroll; earring and necklace of six beads. The hair is looped up on forehead and in beaded loops below.
Reverse: In incuse square, owl to right, head facing.
At left olive spray and crescent.
Inscription in Greek at right in field.

Credit Line

Source unidentified