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Drachm (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Athena

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

about 490 BCE

Artist:

Greek, minted in Athens

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts the goddess Athena, facing right. On the back (reverse) is an owl, a symbol of Athena, perching on an olive branch.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Drachm (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Athena

Origin

Athens

Date

Struck 490 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: Α Θ Ε

Dimensions

Diam. 1.5 cm; 4.22 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1132

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