Coin of Athens with head of Athena
2nd–1st century B.C.
Mint: Attica, Athens
Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 5.66 gm. Die Axis: 1
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: Athena advances right, holding spear in right hand.
In field at right, owl.
Olive wreath around.
Inscription in Greek.
By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour