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Prints of Greek Coins

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1730
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 12 in x 9 1/4 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Uncolored engraving depicting both faces of several coins, with Greek lettering on many of the coins. Motifs on coins include a dolphin, with a geometric pattern on the other face; a seated figure with a smaller, winged figure atop his hand; a similar design to the latter but with the seated figure female; a turtle, with a geometric design on the other face; a leaf, with a geometric design on the other face; and a black amorphous shadow, with pale eyes. Printed on top right corner: "PL. VI."


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