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Stater (?) (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Athena

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

4th-mid 3rd century BCE

Artist:

Greek

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the head of goddess Athena to right, in crested Athenean helmet, on which a griffon with round wings leaps right; heavy curls below neckpiece at temples. The back (reverse) depicts a lion walking right, mouth open; above pentagram.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Stater (?) (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Athena

Origin

Velia

Date

400 BCE–350 BCE

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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