About this artwork
The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the goddess Tyche wearing a turreted crown. On the back (reverse), the goddess Nike stands facing left while holding a palm branch.
In antiquity, the goddess Tyche symbolized cities. Her identifying feature is a crown shaped like the walls of a city. Some cities chose Tyche as their emblem, but often they also selected another divinity as their particular patron and protector.
- Ancient Greek
- Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Tyche
- 80 BCE–79 BCE
- Reverse: ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ
- Diam. 2.8 cm; 13.49 g
- Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze