Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena, struck under Eumareides, Alkidam[...], and Thoi[...]

Greek
Hellenistic Period
145–144 or 112–111 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.03 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.69

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, with four horse protomes on front of helmet, Pegasus on side.
Reverse: Within olive wreath, owl stands on amphora. At right, Triptolemos stands in car drawn by winged serpents. He holds ears of corn.
Inscriptions in Greek above, below, in fields and on amphora.

New Style.

Provenance

From a hoard (MFA 65.62-65.99) found in 1960 at Çesme; 1960: purchased from a Greek dealer on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour