Detail View: The AMICA Library: Reverse: Owl on olive branch

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1923.1130
AMICA Library Year: 
1999
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Creator Name: 
Unknown
Creator Nationality: 
European; Southern European; Mediterranean
Creator Dates/Places: 
Ancient Greece Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Name-CRT: 
Greek
Title: 
Coin Showing the Goddess Athena
Title Type: 
preferred
Title: 
Reverse: Owl on olive branch
Title Type: 
alternate
View: 
obverse
Creation Date: 
Archaic Period, c. 490 B.C.
Creation Start Date: 
-500
Creation End Date: 
-480
Materials and Techniques: 
Silver tetradrachm
Classification Term: 
Coin
Subject Description: 
Athens was among the first to put the face of its tutelary goddess on its coins. Athena's owl and her gift to Athens, the olive, appear on the reverse.
Creation Place: 
Europe,Greece,Greater Athens,Athens
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 2.4 cm (1 in.)
AMICA Contributor: 
The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 
1923.1130
Credit Line: 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.D12623.TIF