Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena, struck under Xenokles and Harmoxenos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
127–126 or 94–93 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 16.13 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.70

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, with four horse protomes in front, Pegasus on side.
Reverse: Within olive wreath, owl stands on amphora. At right, serpent.
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