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Coin Depicting the Goddess Athena

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

345-317 BCE

Artist:

Greek; minted in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the head of goddess Athena, facing left, wearing a Corinthian helmet (no crest); a snakey lock of hair falls behind. The back (reverse) depicts two dolphins arched inwards, nose to nose; between them sits an 8-rayed star with center pellet, tips attached with curved lines.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Coin Depicting the Goddess Athena

Origin

Syracuse

Date

Struck 345 BCE–317 BCE

Medium

Bronze

Inscriptions

Obverse: [ΣΥ]ΡΑ

Dimensions

Diam. 2.9 cm; 30.04 g

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Crane Chadbourne

Reference Number

1940.8

Extended information about this artwork

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