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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.683
Title
Didrachm of Selinous
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
440 - 420 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Selinous (Sicily)
Period
Classical period
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/188203
Location
Level 3, Room 3400, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art, Ancient Greece in Black and Orange
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
8.73 g
Die Axis
10
Denomination
didrachm
Provenance
Acq. Spink, 1929
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
1.1965.683
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Herakles, naked, with club, overcoming the Cretan bull r. Dotted border.
Rev.: River god Hypsas, holding laurel branch and patera, pouring libation on altar; around the altar, a snake twines; to r., selinon leaf and heron r.
Exhibition History

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

Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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