Tetradrachm of Lebedos with head of Athena
about 180 B.C.
Mint: Ionia, Lebedos
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 170.
Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 14.94 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing earring and triple-crested helmet with olive wreath above visor.
Reverse: Owl on club, between double-cornucopia rhyta. All in olive wreath.
Inscriptions above and below, within wreath.
Alep 1930? (see Amandry published reference); by 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 487); March 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 460.00.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour