Tetradrachm of Ilion with head of Athena

Greek
Hellenistic Period
188–133 B.C.


Mint: Troas, Ilion

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 16.55 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1988.257

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: Athena Ilias stands right, distaff in left hand, spear in right.
At right, ear of grain above owl. At left, star below monogram.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1988: with Selim Nahas; purchased from Selim Nahas by Numismatic Fine Arts International, Inc., 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90067; 1988: with Numismatic Fine Arts International (auction 20, Le Bel Age Hotel, 1020 North San Vicente, West Hollywood, California, March 9-10,1988, lot 715); gift of Numismatic Fine Arts International to MFA, April 27, 1988

Credit Line

Gift of Numismatic Fine Arts International