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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.1848
People
Achaean League
Title
Hemidrachm of Achaean League, Elis
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
50-30 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Elis, Elis
Period
Hellenistic period, Late, to Early Roman Imperial
Culture
Greek
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
2.26 g
Die Axis
3
Denomination
hemidrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: There is clearly an inscription behind Zeus' head along the left edge but it is illegible.
  • Reverse Inscription: FA to left, X to right, and mark above
Provenance
As 1847. Robinson coll.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
BCD Pelop 688-691
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
Object Number
1.1965.1848
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus to r.; inscription along left edge behind head (likely magistrate's name); border of dots

Reverse: Monogram of the Achaean League with FA to left, X to right, and mark above; Thunderbolt below; All within wreath

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