Tetradrachm of Lebedos with head of Athena

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 180 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Lebedos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 170.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 14.94 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.162

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing earring and triple-crested helmet with olive wreath above visor.
Reverse: Owl on club, between double-cornucopia rhyta. All in olive wreath.
Inscriptions above and below, within wreath.

Provenance

Alep 1930? (see Amandry published reference); by 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 487); March 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 460.00.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour