Coin: Hemidrachm, Thebes or Lamia
|Artifact Identification||Coin: Hemidrachm, Thebes or Lamia (1900.63.0602)|
|Dimension 1 (Diameter)||1.42 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Depth)||0.21 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Munsell Color Information||waived|
This Greek coin is a silver Hemidrachm from Lamia in central Greece. It was struck in the early to mid-4th century BCE. The obverse is a man’s head in profile, perhaps a young Dionysus, Greek god of grapes and therefore wine. The reverse is an amphora, a specially shaped carrying vessel. A prochous (water jug) is to the right of the amphora.
David R. Sear: Greek Coins and their Values, Vol. I, London, 1978, Cat. No. 2097.
Sear, David R. Greek Coins and their Values, Vol. I. London, 1978.