Emergency Stater Of Athens
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.1624
Title
Emergency stater of Athens
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
406 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Athens (Attica)
Period
Classical period, High
Culture
Greek
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
8.58 g
Die Axis
9
Denomination
stater
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: ATHE
Provenance
Acquired in New York in 1946
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Robinson, MN 9 (1960), p.9 n.16, pl.I 10
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
Object Number
1.1965.1624
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena r., helmet adorned with olive leaves (frontal eye developing some profile characteristics)
Reverse: Owl standing r. holding olive sprig in talons; to l., olive sprig.
Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted