Coin: Tetradrachm, Lentini


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Artifact Identification Coin: Tetradrachm, Lentini   (1900.63.0005)
Communication Artifacts : Exchange Media : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, Italy, Sicily, Lentini
Period/Date 466-422 BCE
Culture Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 2.60 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) 0.45 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 17.02 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 the ancient city of Leontini, modern day Lentini in Sicily. Sicily, as well as Italy, was part of Magna Graecia (Great Greece) that had Greek colonies. The coin was struck in the mid-5th century BCE. The obverse contains a profile of Apollo, Greek god of many things, including music and light, wearing his hair up in a laurel wreath. The reverse contains a lion mid roar surrounded by four grains of corn. Starting above the lion and encircling it are the letters ΛΕΟΝΤΙΝΟΝ (Lambda Epsilon Omicron Nu Tau Iota Nu Omicron Nu) (the lambda in its sometimes used inverse form) denoting it is from Leontini.

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