A silver coin from Athens

For the classroom

Main side (obverse) of an Athenian tetradrachm


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Reverse of an Athenian tetradrachm


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Modern Greek euro; AD 2006


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Athenian hemiobol on a US one cent piece

Source: cointalk.com

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Black-figure amphora showing men picking olives; 520 BC


Two men are using sticks to knock the olives down.

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Silver decadrachm (10 drachmas) from Syracuse in Sicily; 400 – 390 BC


The coin depicts the sea nymph Arethusa.

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Imitation Athenian tetradrachm made in Egypt; about 343 – 337


This silver coin was minted by Sabakes, the Persian governor of Egypt when it was under Persian rule. The cuts were made to check the quality of the coin.

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Black-figure cup showing a merchant ship, perhaps being attacked by a pirate ship; 520 – 500 BC


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Game investigating an ancient Greek shipwreck

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/geography/challenge/cha_set.html

BBC primary history pages about Greek ships

Source: bbc.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/sea_and_ships/

Black-figure drinking cup showing a ploughman, his plough pulled by oxen, and a man sowing seed; 560 – 550 BC


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Red-figure cup showing a shoemaker; 480 – 470 BC


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Black-figure jug showing metalworkers; 500-475 BC


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Black-figure cup showing a potter; 500 – 480 BC


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Advice to a farmer

Source: ancientgreece.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/time/story/sto_set.html

Athenian calendar with festivals

Source: about.com

Visit the site http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/greeceastronomy/g/AthenianMonths.htm

Outside the classroom

Here are some relevant museums to visit.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Source: ashmolean.org

Visit the site http://www.ashmolean.org/

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Source: bmag.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.bmag.org.uk/birmingham-museum

Great North Museum, Newcastle

Source: twmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/great-north-museum.html

Manchester Museum

Source: manchester.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/

World Museum, Liverpool

Source: liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/index.aspx

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Source: cam.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Source: glasgowlife.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/burrell-collection/Pages/default.aspx

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org

A silver coin from Athens