Drachm of Athens with head of Athena, struck under Xenokles and Harmoxenos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
109–107 B.C. (?)


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1104.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.11 gm.

Accession Number

00.280

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, with foreparts of four horses on front ridge of helmet, a griffin on the side, border of dots along the edge, and scroll on the back. Helmet has three crests.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Within an olive-wreath, an owl standing to right on an amphora. Inscriptions in Greek and, at right, dolphin crossed with trident upwards.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund