Coin with head of Athena

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
159–138 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Pergamon

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.60 gm. Die axis: 12

Accession Number

84.753

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing helmet ornamented with griffin.
Reverse: Serpent coiled, head to right.
Inscription in Greek.

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