Athenian Tetradrachm

Greek, Athens, Attica

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430-322 BCE

Silver

Overall: 9 13/16 in. (25 cm)

Weight: 17.2 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Glenn Babbitt

174.30.30176

Geography/Culture

Europe, Greece

Period

1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Head of Athena right in fine style but rough execution with eye in profile wearing close fitting Attic helmet with two olive springs in front, back with scroll, "fleur de lis" pointing down and right above; round earring; Reverse: Owl right, wings closed; behind, crescent and olivesprig with two leaves and a berry; dot between eyes

Course History

LAT 3.04, Intermediate Latin, Patrick Glauthier, Winter 2020

LAT 3.03, Intermediate Latin, Roger Ulrich, Winter 2020

LAT 3.02, Intermediate Latin, Simone Oppen, Winter 2020

LAT 3.01, Intermediate Latin, Jenny Lynn, Winter 2020

CLST 1, Antiquity Today: An Introduction to Classical Studies, Paul Christesen, Winter 2014

CLST 1, Antiquity Today: An Introduction to Classical Studies, Paul Christesen, Winter 2014

Exhibition History

Representing Myth: The Classical Tradition in Western Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 11-August 17, 1995.

Goddess and Polis: The Panathenaic Festival in Ancient Athens, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 12-December 6, 1992; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, Janaury 9-April 16, 1993; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, May 11-August 1, 1993; The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, August 31-November 28, 1993.

Anthropology of Religion, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 48, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30-May 2, 2004.

Ancient Profiles: Sculpture, Prints, and Coins from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 1, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1-December 17, 1997.

Publication History

Jenifer Neils, "Goddess and Polis: the Panathenaic Festival in Ancient Athens", Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College and the Princeton University Press, 1992, ill. p. 150.

Provenance

Glenn Babbitt; given to present collection, 1974.

Catalogue Raisonne

BMC p. 13, pl. V/3

Old Number

hn 17

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