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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2015.1
Title
Tetradrachm of Motya (Sicily)
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
405-397 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Motya (Sicily)
Period
Classical period, High
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/352339
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
17.52 g
Die Axis
8
Denomination
tetradrachm
Provenance
[Monnaies et Médailles, S.A. Bâle, Vente Publique 43, Basel,12/13 novembre, 1970 n. 40]. [Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 54, Zurich, 24 March 2010 lot 44]. [Gemini, Numismatic Auction XII, New York, Sunday, January 11, 2015 lot 38], sold through [B. & H. Kriendler]; to Harvard Art Museums, 2015.

State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Jenkins no.47 (O6 R9)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, J.P. Engelcke Coin Purchase Fund
Accession Year
2015
Object Number
2015.1
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Head of nymph to r. copied from Kimon’s Arethousa dekadrachms, with long hair pulled up in a bun and held in a net, metal headband above forehead, wearing pendant earrings and necklace, surrounded by four dolphins. No legend. Linear circle.
Reverse: crab. No legend.
Exhibition History

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

Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

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