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Coin Depicting the God Serapis

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

193-211

Artist:

Roman, minted in Smyrna, Ionia (now Izmir, Turkey)

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts a draped bust of the god Serapis facing to the right. On the back (reverse) is a prow of a ship to the right, with a shrimp (crawfish) below.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Depicting the God Serapis

Origin

Izmir

Date

193 CE–211 CE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: CTPA Reverse: ZMYΡNAIΩN

Dimensions

Diam. 1.6 cm; 1.89 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.2967

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