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Drachm (Coin) Depicting the Nymph Amphitrite

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

216-203 BCE

Artist:

Greek, minted in Kroton/Bruttium, Italy

About this artwork

Obverse: Head of Amphitrite (?) right, in stephane and veil; behind, lotus-tipped sceptre and krater
Reverse: Poseidon standing left, nude, resting on raised knee, right foot on Ionic column, bird on fulmen beside him

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Drachm (Coin) Depicting the Nymph Amphitrite

Origin

Italy

Date

216 BCE–203 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 4.67 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4912

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