Coin: Tetradrachm, Athens


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Artifact Identification Coin: Tetradrachm, Athens   (1900.63.0004)
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

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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.

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