About this artwork
The front (obverse) of this coin depicts Tyche, facing to the right. The back (reverse) depicts Nike holding a palm branch.
In antiquity, the goddess Tyche symbolized cities. Her identifying feature is a crown shaped like the walls of a city. Some cities chose Tyche as their emblem, but often they also selected another divinity as their particular patron and protector.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Greek
- Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting Tyche
- Ancient Greece
- 95 BCE–94 BCE
- Reverse: ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ
- Diam. 3 cm; 15.17 g
- Gift of William F. Dunham