About this artwork
The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the goddess Tyche, wearing a crown, and facing to the right. On the back (reverse), the god Sandan stands on a lion.
In antiquity, the goddess Tyche symbolized cities. Her identifying feature is a crown shaped like the walls of a city. Some cities chose Tyche as their emblem, but often they also selected another divinity as their particular patron and protector.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium
- Ancient Greek
- Coin Depicting the Goddess Tyche
- Ancient Greece
- 200 BCE–1 BCE
- Reverse: TAPΣEΩN
- Diam. 2.1 cm; 7.68 g
- Gift of William F. Dunham