Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis; Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1093.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 16.80 gm.

Accession Number

86.829

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena, profile to right
Reverse: Owl.
At left, 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