Coin: Tetradrachm, Athens

2010.08.0009

Photo of Coin: Tetradrachm, Athens

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Coin: Tetradrachm, Athens   (2010.08.0009)
Classification Communication Artifacts : Exchange Media : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, Greece, Athens
Period/Date N/A
Culture Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 2.23 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) .56 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 14.76 g
Measuring Remarks Depth=thickness.
Materials Metal--Silver
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information N/A

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description

This Greek coin is a silver Tetradrachm from Athens in central Greece. It is unknown when it was struck. The obverse contains a profile of Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom, war, and peace and patron of Athens, wearing a crested helmet. The reverse is an owl, the symbol of Athena, head facing forward. To the left of the owl are an olive twig, the tree that Athena gifted to the Athenians, and a crescent. To the right of the owl are the letters ΑΘΕ (Alpha Theta Epsilon) denoting the coin is from Athens.

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Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Marguerite Maguire
Reproduction N/A
Reproduction Information N/A

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