Coin with head of Athena
Late Classical – Hellenistic Periods
ca. 400 B.C. – ca. 241 B.C.
Diameter: 19.5 mm. weight: 6.88 gm. die axis: 1
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested helmet wreathed with laurel.
Countermark: Griffin recumbent to left.
Below: inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Griffin recumbent to left.
In exergue: caduceus.
Countermark: owl facing.
Inscription in Greek.
Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America