Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena Parthenos, struck under Hera[...], Aristoph[...], and Philan[...]

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 136-135 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1103.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.01 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

97.441

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena, profile to right, wearing earring and crested Attic helmet (triple crest), adorned in front with foreparts of four horses, on the side with a flying Pegasos, and on the back with a scroll.
Circle of dots around.
Reverse: Within an olive-wreath an owl standing on an amphora which is lying on its side. In field, left, club and quiver (?).
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right and on and below the amphora.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund