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. 1087.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 4.26 gm.

Accession Number

04.837

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right in crested Athenian helmet decorated with three leaves and floral scroll; earring and bead necklace. The hair is looped up on forehead, and looped up in beaded lines below. Eye in profile.
Reverse: In incuse square owl to right head facing.
At left olive spray and crescent.
At right, Greek inscription.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund