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Tritarteorion: CM.MC.5878-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Mint: Athens



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1906-11-22) by McClean, J. R.


Circa -560 - Circa -490

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter 7.5 mm Weight 0.33 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Head of Athene, right, in crested Athenian helmet decorated with spray of three olive-leaves, the lotus pattern behind having the flower upwards instead of being turned down as on the tetradrachms; round earring; lower part of type with details of necklace or top of garment off the flan; hair thickly waved over forehead.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Owl, facing, standing with closed wings; to left and right of its head, crescents, horns inwards; incuse circle.

  • Text: A ? E
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.MC.5878-R
Primary reference Number: 233175
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Audit data

Created: Monday 9 September 2019 Updated: Monday 9 September 2019 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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