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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.1574
Title
Tetradrachm of Athens
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
495 BCE - 480 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Athens (Attica)
Period
Archaic period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/170982
Location
Level 3, Room 3400, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Ancient Greece in Black and Orange
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
16.7 g
Die Axis
4
Denomination
tetradrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: ATHE
Provenance
Robinson Coll.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Seltman G ii, 246 (this coin)
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
1.1965.1574
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena r.;
Rev: Owl standing facing with closed wings in incuse square; to l., olive sprig.
Exhibition History

32Q: 3400 Greek, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

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