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Coin Depicting the Goddess Athena

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

after 322 BCE or 220-83 BCE

Artist:

Greek, minted in Athens

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the head of the goddess Athena, wearing a Corinthian helmet, facing to the right. On the back (reverse), the god Zeus stands and throws a fulmen (lightening bolt).

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Coin Depicting the Goddess Athena

Origin

Athens

Date

220 BCE–83 BCE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Reverse: Α Θ Ε

Dimensions

Diam. 1.9 cm; 7.80 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.2800

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