Dekadrachm with Arethusa and four swimming dolphins on reverse - ROM2015_14572_4

ROM2015_14572_4

Dekadrachm with Arethusa and four swimming dolphins on reverse

Maker: Kimon
Medium:Struck silver
Geography: Mint of Syracuse, Italy
Date: c. 405-400 BC
Period: Reign of Dionysius I, Classical period (Sicily)
Dimensions:
Diameter 33 mm
Object number: 2015.10.1
Credit Line: Funded by the Mona Campbell Endowment Fund
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionFrom about 425 to 400 BC the coinage of Syracuse reached great artistic heights. Die engravers proudly signed their names to their superb coins. This attractive and bold image of Arethusa, a neriad associated with water, springs and the city of Syracuse, was struck in high relief. Signed KIMΩN on the dolphin's body below Arethusa's neck.
Collection:
Greek World
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