Coin: Tetradrachm, Athens


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Artifact Identification Coin: Tetradrachm, Athens   (1900.63.0023)
Communication Artifacts : Exchange Media : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, Greece, Athens
Period/Date Hellenistic Greece, 196-87 BCE
Culture Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 2.75 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) .48 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 16.59 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

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This Greek coin is a Tetradrachm from Athens. It was struck in the early 2nd century BCE. The obverse contains a profile of Athena, Greek goddess of wisdom, war, and peace and patron of Athens, wearing a triple crested helmet. The reverse contains an owl, the symbol of Athens, head facing forward and standing on a prostrate amphora. Many Greek letters surround the owl.

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