Dec 8, 2009

Tetradrachm: Head of Athena, r. (obverse)

Tetradrachm: Head of Athena, r. (obverse)

449–440 BC

Part of a set. See all set records


Diameter: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.)

Weight: 17.2 g (0.607 oz.)

Die axis: 7

Gift of Dr. Jacob Hirsch 1941.296.a


Did you know?

The images of Athena here and her owl on the reverse, unmistakably identify this coin as Athenian.

See also
GR - Greek
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.