created on 2019-08-23
Created on 2024-01-28
The image shows two sides of an ancient silver coin that has been significantly worn down over time.
On the left side of the image, the coin displays a profile portrait of a male figure facing right. The figure exhibits classical features such as a prominent nose, full lips, and a strong chin; he wears a laurel wreath on his head, which suggests he may represent nobility or victory.
The right side of the image shows the reverse of the coin, depicting a full figure of a mythological being, possibly a god or hero. The figure appears to be seated and naked to the waist with the lower body resembling scales or a fish's tail, suggesting a representation of a merman or triton. The arm and hand are stretched out holding a small object, while the other arm is bent with the hand possibly clasping another object. Greek letters can be seen surrounding the figure, but are partially worn out, making them difficult to discern completely.
On both sides of the image, a ruler scale is provided for size reference, indicating the coin's dimensions. The scale demonstrates that the coin is small, with its diameter just a little more than 2 cm. The patina and wear on the coin's surface hint at its antiquity and long history.