Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
490–480 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1075.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.21 gm.

Accession Number

95.131

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

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