Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
296–295 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1101.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 17.06 gm.

Accession Number

00.275

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Like 00.274 (now deaccessioned), but more of the helmet shows, and behind the upright olive-leaves it is covered with an elaborate scroll pattern.
Reverse: Owl, crescent and olive-spray; the margins of the incuse not included.
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