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Hemidrachm (Coin) Depicting a Bull

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

about 400 BCE and later

Artist:

Greek, minted in Parium, Mysia

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts a bull with its head turned back, walking to the left. On the back (reverse) is the head of a Gorgon, facing forward with a tongue protruding.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Hemidrachm (Coin) Depicting a Bull

Origin

Ancient Greece

Date

400 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΓA PI

Dimensions

Diam. 1.4 cm; 2.28 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.2803

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