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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.1907
Title
Reduced Drachm of Elis or Olympia
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
271-191 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Elis, Elis
Period
Hellenistic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/170449
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.96 g
Die Axis
2
Denomination
reduced drachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: F-A/Σ-Ω
Provenance
Acq. Sepheriades, 1954.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
cf. Schwabacher, pl. 14, 36; cf. BCD Olympia, 259
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
1.1965.1907
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Eagle flying r. holding hare

Reverse: Thunderbolt with wreath to l. and F-A/Σ-Ω across field

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