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Hemidrachm (Coin) Depicting a Chimera

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

400-300 BCE

Artist:

Greek; minted in Sikyon

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts a mythical creature called a Chimera, running to the left. The back (reverse) shows a dove flying to the left.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Hemidrachm (Coin) Depicting a Chimera

Origin

Ancient Greece

Date

400 BCE–300 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 1.6 cm; 2.63 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.2795

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