Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
Late 5th century B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis; Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1089.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 16.71 gm.

Accession Number

86.828

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena, profile to right.
Reverse: Owl.
At eft, olive branch and crescent; at right, Greek inscription.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription