Coin: Tetradrachm, Athens


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Artifact Identification Coin: Tetradrachm, Athens   (1900.63.0019)
Communication Artifacts : Exchange Media : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, Greece, Athens
Period/Date Classical Greece, 332 BCE
Culture Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 2.30 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) .60 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 17.19 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. It was struck in 332 BCE. 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 ΑΘ (Alpha Theta) denoting the coin is from Athens.

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