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Hemidrachm (Coin) Depicting Poseidon

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

3rd century BCE

Artist:

Greek, minted in Kroton/Bruttium, Italy

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts the god Poseiden.

On the back, a human figure rides a hippocamp, a mythological creature with the body of a horse and a fish’s tail.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Hemidrachm (Coin) Depicting Poseidon

Origin

Italy

Date

300 BCE–201 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: BPETTIΩN

Dimensions

Diam. 1.5 cm; 3.78 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1185

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