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Diobol (Coin) Depicting a Lion

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

early 5th century BCE

Artist:

Greek, minted in Miletus, Ionia

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin shows the forepart of a lion with head turned back to the left. The back (reverse) depicts an incuse square in which a star of four rays is around a pellet, with triple fleurons between.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Diobol (Coin) Depicting a Lion

Place

Roman Empire (Minted in)

Date

500 BCE–450 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam.: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.2730

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