Tetradrachm of Athens with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
Late 5th century B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis; Mint: Attica, Athens

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1091.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.68 gm.

Accession Number

86.824

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right in crested Attic 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.
Reverse: In incuse square owl to right head facing.
At left olive spray and crescent. At right, inscription in Greek.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription