Greek / Coin Showing the Goddess Athena / Archaic Period, c. 490 B.C.Greek
Coin Showing the Goddess Athena
Archaic Period, c. 490 B.C.

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Mediterranean
Creator Dates/Places: Ancient Greece Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Active Place: Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Name-CRT: Greek
Title: Coin Showing the Goddess Athena
Title Type: preferred
Title: Reverse: Owl on olive branch
Title Type: alternate
View: obverse
Creation Start Date: -50
Creation End Date: -48
Creation Date: Archaic Period, c. 490 B.C.
Creation Place: Europe,Greece,Greater Athens,Athens
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Coin
Materials and Techniques: Silver tetradrachm
Dimensions: Diameter: 2.4 cm (1 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1923.1130
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze
Subject Description: Athens was among the first to put the face of its tutelary goddess on its coins. Athena's owl and her gift to Athens, the olive, appear on the reverse.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1923.1130
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999

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