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Hemidrachm (Coin) Depicting a Lion, late 5th century BCE. Creator: Unknown

Hemidrachm (Coin) Depicting a Lion, late 5th century BCE. Creator: Unknown


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Hemidrachm (Coin) Depicting a Lion, late 5th century BCE. Creator: Unknown

Hemidrachm (Coin) Depicting a Lion, late 5th century BCE

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5th Century Bc Coin Coinage Crimea Currency Drachma Grey Background Hemidrachm Lion Money Roman Empire Ancient Greek Chersonesus Letterbox Format


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This print showcases a Hemidrachm coin from the late 5th century BCE, depicting a majestic lion. The creator of this ancient artifact remains unknown, adding an air of mystery to its allure. With its exquisite details and craftsmanship, it is undoubtedly a testament to the artistic brilliance of Ancient Greece. The close-up shot allows us to appreciate every intricacy of this remarkable piece. Against a grey background, the silver coin gleams with elegance and sophistication. Its letterbox format adds a touch of modernity while preserving its historical significance. Originating from Chersonesus in Crimea, this coin represents not only currency but also serves as a window into the economic landscape of that time period. As part of the Roman Empire's monetary system, it reflects the influence and reach of Rome during that era. Displayed at the Art Institute Chicago's Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium collection, this image captures both art enthusiasts' attention and those fascinated by history. It invites viewers on a journey through time as they explore ancient Greek culture through visual representation. Whether you are interested in numismatics or simply drawn to animal symbolism in art, this Hemidrachm coin featuring an enigmatic lion will surely captivate your imagination.

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