Coin: Hemidrachm, Thebes
|Artifact Identification||Coin: Hemidrachm, Thebes (1900.63.0672)|
|Culture||Theban, Ancient Greek|
|Dimension 1 (Diameter)||1.53 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Depth)||0.23 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Munsell Color Information||waived|
This Greek coin is a silver Hemidrachm from Thebes in the Boeotia region of Greece. It was struck in the 4th century BCE. The obverse is a profile of Dionysus, Greek god of grapes and therefore wine. The reverse is an infant Hercules strangling two snakes, which alerted his mortal parents to his true parentage, being the son of Zeus, king of the gods.
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