Decadrachm Of Syracuse Signed By Kimon
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1972.212
People
Signed by Kimon, Greek (415 - 400 BCE)
Title
Decadrachm of Syracuse signed by Kimon
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 405 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Syracuse (Sicily)
Period
Classical period, High
Culture
Greek
Location
Level 3, Room 3200, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art, Classical Sculpture
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
42.93g
Die Axis
5
Denomination
decadrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: [ΑΘΛΑ ]
  • Reverse Inscription: ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ ΚΙ
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Jongkees 1
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Frederick M. Watkins
Accession Year
1972
Object Number
1972.212
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Quadriga at gallop, to left, the charioteer holds a kentron and the reins and is crowned by a small Nike flying above; in exergue, panoply consisting of a cuirass flanked by grieves, and a helmet to the right; On the exergue line in minute letters the signature: KIMON; Below [ATHLA].

Reverse: Head of Arethusa, to left, surrounded by four dolphins. On the head band: KI/M on two lines; to r. SYPAKOSIWN




Publication History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1973)

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum/Handbook (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008)

Exhibition History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/31/1973 - 03/14/1973

Re-View: S422 Ancient & Byzantine Art & Numismatics, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/12/2008 - 06/18/2011

32Q: 3200 West Arcade, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/01/2014

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