Tetradrachm of Gaza with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
about 400 B.C.


Mint: Palestine, Gaza

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2203.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.15 gm.

Accession Number

03.965

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena wearing crested helmet to right.
On the helmet, three upright olive leaves and a palmette with scroll.
Reverse: Within incuse square an owl facing.
On either side of the head an olive sprig with two leaves and a berry.
Inscription at foot to right: similar to Greek letter theta; at left, uncertain letter.

Provenance

By date unknown: Albert Sangorski Collection; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900