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Drachm (Coin) Depicting a Gorgon

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

early 5th century BCE

Artist:

Greek

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts the head of a Gorgon.

The back features a simple, geometric design.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Drachm (Coin) Depicting a Gorgon

Origin

Greece

Date

500 BCE–401 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 1.7 cm; 3.80 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1922.4249

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