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Hemidrachm (Coin) Depicting a Lion

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

late 5th century BCE

Artist:

Greek; minted in Chersonesus

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the forepart of a lion, leaping right with head turned back and mouth open. The back (reverse) shows a 4 part square, with alternate quarters incused. In one, a dot and an E appear while in the other, an insect.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Hemidrachm (Coin) Depicting a Lion

Place

Roman Empire (Minted in)

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450 BCE–400 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam.: 1.3 cm (9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.2728

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