Coin with head of Athena

Greek
Late Classical – Hellenistic Periods
Ca. 400 B.C. – 241 B.C.


Mint: Troas, Assos

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. weight: 6.49 gm. die axis: 12

Accession Number

84.696

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obvderse: Head of Athena, three-quarter face towards right, wearing crested helmet wreathed with laurel.
Countermarks: owl to left and uncertain object, each in circular incuse
Reverse: Griffin standing to left, left foreleg raised.
Countermark: head of Athena to right in circular incuse.
Inscription in Greek above (?).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America