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Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Athena

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

about 490 BCE

Artist:

Greek, minted in Athens

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts thehead of the goddess Athena, facing to the right. On the back (reverse) is an owl, a symbol of Athena, perching on an olive branch.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Athena

Origin

Athens

Date

Struck 490 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: Α Θ Ε

Dimensions

Diam. 2.4 cm; 17.09 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1130

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