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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.1966
Title
Tetradrachm of Paros
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
235 BCE-160 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Paros (Aegean Islands)
Find Spot: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Euboia, Karystos (Euboia)
Period
Hellenistic period, Middle
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/170271
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
15.6 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
tetradrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: SILHNOS
Provenance
Karystos ? hoard 1930 (IGCH 210)
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
cf.. BMC 16
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
1.1965.1966
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Head of young Dionysos wearing ivy wreath to r.
Rev.: Demeter Thesmophoros wearing a wreath of wheat, seated on cista mystica to l., holding two ears of wheat in r. and a scepter in l..

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