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Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the Nymph Arethusa

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

413–399 BCE

Artist:

Greek, minted in Syracuse, Sicily

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts Arethusa, a water nymph who is often accompanied by dolphins, as she is here.

On the back a four horse chariot called a Quadriga is shown advancing to the left.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the Nymph Arethusa

Origin

Syracuse

Date

413 BC–399 BC

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 2.3 cm; 16.73 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Tiffany Blake

Reference Number

1938.234

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