Coin: Hemidrachm, Thebes


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Artifact Identification Coin: Hemidrachm, Thebes   (1900.63.0672)
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Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 302-286 BC
Culture Theban, Ancient Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 1.53 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) 0.23 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 2.94 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 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.

Comparanda N/A

Sear, David R. Greek Coins and their Values, Vol. I. London: Seaby, 1978. Sear, David R. Greek Coins and their Values, Vol. II. London: Seaby, 1979. Sear, David R. Greek Imperial Coins and their Values. London: Seaby, 1982.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction N/A
Reproduction Information N/A

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