Tetradrachm; Forgery

Greek, Lebedus, Ionia

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not dated

Base Metal

Overall: 1 1/4 in. (31 mm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853

27.1.29640

Geography/Culture

Europe, Greece

Object Name

Coin

Classification

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Head of Athena in crested helmet right Reverse: [inscription] owl facing standing between two cornucopia

Exhibition History

The Age of the Marvelous, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 21-November 24, 1991; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, January 25-March 22, 1992; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, May 24-August 25, 1992; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, October 6, 1992- January 3, 1993, naturalia no. n396.

Provenance

Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

Old Number

hn 18

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