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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.1593
Title
Tetradrachm of Athens
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
449 BCE-420 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Athens (Attica)
Period
Classical period, High
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/171163
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
17.17 g
Die Axis
4
Denomination
tetradrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: ATHE
Provenance
From the D.M. Robinson Collection
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
cf. Starr 4'
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
1.1965.1593
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Head of Athena r., wearing helmet with olive leaves.
Reverse: Owl standing r., head facing; to l., olive sprig and crescent.

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