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Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Athena

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

530-490 BCE

Artist:

Greek, minted in Athens

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the head of the goddess Athena, facing to the right. The back (reverse) depicts the owl of Athens with an olive twig in a square.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Athena

Place

Greater Athens (Minted in)

Date

Struck 530 BCE–490 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam.: 2.3 cm (15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.695

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