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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.9
Title
Fragment of a dekadrachm of Athens
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
470 BCE - 460 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Athens (Attica)
Period
Classical period, Early
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/331242
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
21.11g
Die Axis
7
Denomination
decadrachm
Provenance
From the fixed price list of Nomos AG, Zurich, Winter - Spring 2009, lot 52: previusly in the collectio of J.A. Seager, Classical Numismatic Group, Sale 76, 12 September 2007, 3049 and from the Jordan Hoard 1967 (IGCH 1482), published by C.M. Kraay and P.R.S. Moorey, Revue Numismatique (1968) p. 185 no.41 (this coin)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, J.P. Engelcke Coin Purchase Fund
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.9
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: head of Athena wearing an Attic helmet decorated with olive leaves to r.; the eye is represented frontal.
Rev.: lower part of owl, facing, with spread wings
Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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