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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.

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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

Extended information about this artwork

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