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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.868
Title
Decadrachm of Syracuse, signed by Kimon
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
405 -400 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Syracuse (Sicily)
Period
Classical period, Late
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/187995
Location
Level 3, Room 3200, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Classical Sculpture
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
39.94 g
Die Axis
10
Denomination
decadrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Obv.: On exergue line, KIMON. Rev.: on the ampyx, KIM.
  • Obverse Inscription: ΚΙΜΩΝ on exergue line
  • Reverse Inscription: ΚΙΜon ampyx
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Jongkees 1
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
1.1965.868
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Quadriga l., driven by male charioteer holding long crop; above, Nike flying r. to crown the charioteer; on exergue line, KIMON; in exergue, on stepped base, panoply, consisting of cuirass, shield, greaves and helmet; on the lower step [ATHLA]. Border of fine dots.
Rev.: SYRAKOSION (barely visible); head of Arethusa l.; on the ampyx, KIM; around, four dolphins. Border of fine dots.
Exhibition History

32Q: 3200 West Arcade, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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