Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Archaic Period
590–530 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1039.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 17.07 gm.

Accession Number

95.127

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Small archaic head of Athena in Attic helmet, profile to right. Long nose and receding chin. Hair combed down over the forehead.
Reverse: Owl and olive twig.
Greek inscription at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund