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Emergency stater of Athens


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Emergency stater of Athens, 406 BC
Coin
Greek
,
5th century BC
Classical period, High, c. 450-404 BC
Creation Place: Athens (Attica)
Gold
8.58 g
Robinson, MN 9 (1960), p.9 n.16, pl.I 10
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
, 1.1965.1624
Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art & Numismatics
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Description
Helmeted head of Athena r., helmet adorned with olive wreath (frontal eye developing some profile characteristics); rev: ATHE Owl standing r. holding olive sprig in talons; to l., crescent.
Provenance
Acquired in New York in 1946