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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.350.50
Title
Hexachalkon of Lakedaimon
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
50-35 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Lakedaimon (Lakonia)
Period
Hellenistic period, Late
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/168063
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
8.26 g
Die Axis
10
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Inscription illegible but should read ΛΥΚΟΥΡΓΟΣ (lunate sigma)
  • Reverse Inscription: Λ-Α / Τ-Ι
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Grunauer XVII Series 6; BCD Pelop 908.4
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of H. Bartlett Wells, Class of 1929
Accession Year
1985
Object Number
1985.350.50
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Bearded head of Lycurgus to r. with illegible inscription behind head and border of dots

Reverse: Club with handle ending in a kerykeion and with inscription across field, all within wreath

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