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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.2123
Title
Didrachm of Amastris (Paphlagonia)
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 285 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Amastris (Paphlagonia)
Period
Hellenistic period, Early
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/170237
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
9.5 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
didrachm
Provenance
D.M.Robinson collection bought fromNaville I. 14 March 1921: Pozzi Collection lot 2105.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
Object Number
1.1965.2123
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Youthful head (male or female? Mithrasor Amastris?) wearing Phrygian cap bound with laurel wreath, star underneath it, border of dots
Reverse: female figure (Anaitis/Aprhodite? or the town Amastris?) seated l. on a throne, wearing veil, calathos, chiton and peplos, holding Nike/Victoria, in her outstretched r. hand, long scepter in her l., in field myrtle bud.

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