c. 133 - 116 BCE
This is an ancient Greek coin from Pergamon in Mysia made from bronze. The head of the coin features Asklepios the Greek god of medicine or healing, while the tail features a serpent coiled around the Omphalos which is draped with the agrenon. Omphalos is a sacred stone sited near the prophetic chamber of the oracle of Delphi. The agrenon is a white wool netting which often covered the Omphalos.
0.3 X 2.2
All measurements were taken in centimeters. Measurements are listed as “length by width by height” or “height by diameter” unless otherwise noted.
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The Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing: Historical Collection. (2018). "Greek Coin" [Photograph]. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.molloy.edu/nur_hagan/955