Coin of Athens with head of Athena

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 117–192

Mint: Achaea: Attica, Athens


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.21 gm. Die Axis: 1

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet.
Reverse: Acropolis seen from the North with Parthenon on left, Propylaea at right, statue of Athena Parthenos in center. At right, flight of steps up to Propylaea. Seated figure of Pan in grotto in side of rock.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining & Co. Ltd., auction of A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 147); purchased at the Woodward sale on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour