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Coin Depicting the Hero Perseus

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

220-178 BCE

Artist:

Greek

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts the head of the mythical hero Perseus, facing right and wearing a Phrygian cap.
On the back, an eagle is shown standing with its wings spread wide.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Coin Depicting the Hero Perseus

Origin

Greece

Date

220 BCE–178 BCE

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 10.7 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1223

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