c. 485–480 BC
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Diameter: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)
Weight: 3.11 g (0.11 oz.)
Die axis: 6
Gift of J. H. Wade 1916.983
The punches in Artemis’s neck were probably made to check the metal quality.
The head of a bull, its characteristic star-like fur and bulbous eyes particularly noticeable, dominates the obverse of this coin. On the reverse is Artemis, whose hair is curled back in the krobylos style using a hairnet. The unusual lines above Artemis’s nose and below her chin suggest that the reverse may have been struck with the same design twice.
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