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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1972.216
People
Designed by Kimon, Greek (415 - 400 BCE)
Title
Tetradrachm of Syracuse with facing Arethusa by Kimon
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
406 BCE-405 B.C.
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Syracuse (Sicily)
Period
Classical period, High
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/195290
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
17.26 g
Die Axis
11
Denomination
tetradrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: KIMON; above (off flan) APETOSA
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Tudeer 80 (O29 R53)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Frederick M. Watkins
Accession Year
1972
Object Number
1972.216
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Head of Arethusa in three quarter view to left surrounded by dolphins
Reverse: quadriga of horses galloping to l., driver crowned by small Nike; in exergue ear of wheat.
Publication History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1973)

Exhibition History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/31/1973 - 03/14/1973

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

Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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