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Coin Depicting Silphium Plant

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

480-435 BCE

Artist:

Greek

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts a Silphium plant.

On the back the bearded god Zeus Ammon faces right.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Coin Depicting Silphium Plant

Origin

Barce

Date

480 BCE–435 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 1.4 cm; 3.19 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1144

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