A copper coin issued by the city of Athens in Attica in the period 117-161 AD
Under Roman rule
Mint: Athens

Reference: BMC Attica p.100 no.719
Die axis: 07

Obverse Description

Head of Athena wearing crested helmet facing right

Reverse Description

Agonistic table on which the head of Athena, beneath table an amphora. Around in Greek, {ATHE NAION}

Edge Description



Agones were public festivals where sporting events for prizes were held. Agonistic tables, as represented on this coin, depicted the prizes or referred to the Games.

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