Syracusan Decadrachm by Kimon

The medallion was struck from a die of which a considerable portion had broken away, so that the beautiful head looks as if it were rising out of an unworked block of metal.

Details

Category:
Portrait
Medium:
Metal Dimensions: 4 cm
Acquired in:
1912
Presented by:
Henry Van den Bergh through The Art Fund

One of a series in commemoration of the victory over the Athenians in 413 BC. Transferred from the British Museum in 1950, no longer in the collection.

Provenance

Henry Van Den Bergh

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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