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Hecta (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Demeter

A work made of electrum.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of electrum.

Date:

400/350 BCE

Artist:

Greek, minted in Lesbos, probably Mytilene

About this artwork

Obverse: Head of Demeter to right, veiled and crowned with grain; hair rolled at brow, circular earring
Reverse: Tripod lebes, with 3-ring handles from 2 of which hang knotted taenia; in linear square

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Hecta (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Demeter

Origin

Greece

Date

Struck 400 BC–350 BC

Medium

Electrum

Dimensions

Diam. 1.1 cm; 2.54 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4926

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