Drachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
480–450 B.C. and later


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1082.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 4.26 gm.

Accession Number

00.268

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing necklace and crested Athenian helmet with upright olive leaves.
Pupil of eye indicated.
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing.
At left: Olive twig with two leaves and a berry.
At right: Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund