Coin: Hemidrachm, Thebes or Lamia


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Artifact Identification Coin: Hemidrachm, Thebes or Lamia   (1900.63.0602)
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Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 400-344 BCE
Culture Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 1.42 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) 0.21 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 2.59 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Silver
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A

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.

Artifact History

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Reproduction Information N/A

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