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Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Persephone

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

310-305 BCE

Artist:

Greek

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the head of goddess Persephone (Kara) facing right with a corn wreath; a pendant earring and the inscription KOPΑΣ at Ieft (very worn). There is a dotted border. The back (reverse) depicts the goddess Nike, draped from waist down, her wings spread behind; she raises her head and left arm to place a veil on a trophy (post with armor breastplate, helmet, and shield with greaves below). She holds a hammer downwards in her lowered right hand.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Persephone

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

310 BCE–305 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: KOPΑΣ Reverse: ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΙΟΣ

Dimensions

Diam. 2.7 cm; 16.79 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.724

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