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Drachma

Drachma
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Date
9th-10th century
Period
Hindu Shahi dynasty
Type
Exchange Media
Metalwork
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
H x Diam: 0.2 × 1.8 cm (1/16 × 11/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Accession Number
F1907.757.37
Previous custodian or owner
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), acquired in 1907 [1]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]
Notes:
[1] No purchase information is available for this object. See Reserved List, R. 5261, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Accession File, Collections Management Office.
[2] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Origin
Northwestern India
Usage
Usage conditions apply