Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
Mint: Attica, Athens
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1075.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.21 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Athena right in crested Athenian helmet on bowl of which are three upright olive leaves and palmette spray; horse-hair plume.
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing and tilted slightly left.
Crescent and olive twig with two leaves and berry at left.
At right, Greek inscription.
All within incuse.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund