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Coin Depicting a Griffin

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

300-30 BCE

Artist:

Greek; minted in Teos, Ionia

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts a griffin, a mythological creature with the head and wings of an eagle and body of a lion, leaping to the right. The back (reverse) depicts a lyre, a stringed instrument like a small harp.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Coin Depicting a Griffin

Origin

Teos

Date

300 BCE–30 BCE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Reverse: THIΩN ΠOΛYΘΡOYΣ

Dimensions

Diam. 1.7 cm; 3.71 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.2975

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