Drachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
490–480 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1074.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.19 gm.

Accession Number

00.266

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing necklace of beads and crested helmet with upright olive leaves.
Reverse: Owl standing to right, head facing.
At upper left: Olive twig with two long leaves and berry downwards.
At right: Inscription in Greek.
All in deeply incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund