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Diobol (Coin) Depicting Forepart of Lion

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

478 BCE and later

Artist:

Greek, Miletus

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts the head of a lion, facing right.

The back is decorated with a 4-rayed star inside a square.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Diobol (Coin) Depicting Forepart of Lion

Origin

Miletus

Date

478 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 1.1 cm; 1.11 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1156

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