Tetradrachm of Ilion with head of Athena, struck under Menephron

Hellenistic Period
189 B.C. or later

Mint: Troas, Ilion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1629.


Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 16.13 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Athena to right, in three crested helmet, with olive wreath on the front. She wears a bead necklace, and the neck ends in a row of dots.
Reverse: Athena Ilias stands to right, on plain exergual line, wearing kalathos and girded chiton. In her right hand she holds a spear horizontally across her shoulder, and in her left a distaff.
In front of Athena a small Pegasos, standing to left, grazing.
Monogram in field at left. Inscriptions in Greek at sides and in exergue.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund