Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Archaic Period
590–530 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1045.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 17.11 gm.

Accession Number

95.128

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Archaic head of Athena in Attic helmet, profile to right. Hair falls in curls on forehead. Dots on helmet.
Reverse: Owl to right. Olive branch in field.
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