Co 138 (Middle Roman dekassarion of Gallienus from Argos) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
BCDPeloponnesos, 1219, p. 290 (die duplicate; “extremely rare“)
Comparanda
SNGCopArgolis 108, pl. 2
Description
Reverse struck slight off upper right edge of flan.
Preservation comment
Wear: F. Large marginal chip from obverse axis 1-2; extensive, slight pitting. Incipient blue to green bronze disease.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 27, no. 278 (R. Hohlfelder; identified as “Valerian, Argos“ and reverse misread)
Axis (1-12
1
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
26.0
Numismatic Mint
Argos
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
8.72
Obverse Description
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust to right
Obverse Inscription
ΠO ΛIKI ΓAΛΛIHNON
Reverse Description
Zeus standing left, head to right, holding long scepter
Reverse Inscription
AΡΓⲈ-Ι[ⲰN]; in left and right fields, Ι - monogram ΑΣ (=10 assaria)
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Zeus/Jupiter (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 138 (Middle Roman dekassarion of Gallienus from Argos).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0138>