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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1972.224
Title
Dekadrachm 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, High
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/195894
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
43.05 g
Die Axis
2
Denomination
decadrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: ΑΘΛΑ in exergue
  • Reverse Inscription: ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ above to r.
Provenance
Frederick M. Watkins, New Haven, CT (by 1972), bequest; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1972.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Jongkees 12
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Frederick M. Watkins
Accession Year
1972
Object Number
1972.224
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Galloping quadriga l., above small Nike crowning charioteer; in exergue panoply (cuirass in the center planked by greaves, a shield lying on the ground l and a Phrygian helmet r.) resting on steps; below ΑΘΛΑ.
Reverse: Head of Arethousa l. surrounded by dolphins.
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

Objects for a Kunstkammer: Early European Collecting, 1550-1700, Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 12/10/2005 - 11/19/2006

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/07/2016 - 05/08/2016

Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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