Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Archaic Period
590–530 B.C.


Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1053.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm.

Accession Number

04.835

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena in Attic helmet, plain, but zigzag ornament on crest, and with earrings. Hair represented by dots.
Reverse: In incuse square owl to right, head facing.
At left, olive branch; at right, inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 809); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund