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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
124–123 or 91–90 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Dimensions

Diameter: 29.5 mm. Weight: 15.29 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.77

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, ornamented with Pegasus and four horse protomes.
Reverse: Owl stands on amphora, facing. At right, trident and dolphin.
Inscriptions in Greek above and in field.

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