Coin: Tetradrachm, Athens

1900.63.0004

Photo of Coin: Tetradrachm, Athens

Detailed Images

Basic Information

Artifact Identification Coin: Tetradrachm, Athens   (1900.63.0004)
Classification/
Nomenclature
Communication Artifacts : Exchange Media : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, Greece, Athens
Period/Date Hellenistic Greece, 229 BCE
Culture Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 2.70 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) 0.40 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 16.48 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Silver
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description

This Greek coin is a silver Tetradrachm from Athens in central Greece. It was struck in 229 BCE. The obverse contains a profile of Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom, war, and peace and patron of Athens, wearing a triple crested Athenian helmet. The reverse contains an owl, the symbol of Athena, standing on a prostrate amphora, head facing forward. On either side of the owl are overlapping Greek letters.

Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction N/A
Reproduction Information N/A

Share What You Know!

The Spurlock Museum actively seeks opportunities to improve what we know and record about our collections. If you have knowledge about this object, please get in touch with our Registration staff by using the form below. Please note that we cannot give appraisals, provide any information related to value, or authenticate artifacts.

Please enter your first name.
Please enter your last name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Please enter comments you would like to share about the artifact.

All fields are required.