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Stater (?) (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Athena

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

4th/mid–3rd century BCE

Artist:

Greek

About this artwork

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, in crested Athenean helmet, on which griffon with round wings leaps right; heavy curls below neckpiece at temples

Reverse: Lion walking right, mouth open; above pentagram

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Stater (?) (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Athena

Origin

Velia

Date

400 BC–350 BC

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΥΕ ΛΗΤΩΝ

Dimensions

Diam. 2.1 cm; 7.53 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4916

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