Co 160 (Hellenistic coin from Ptolemaic Egypt[?] with Imperial countermarks) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Countermarks: sim. Howgego1985, pp. 4, 222, no. 589, pl. 23 (DD possibly related to DDCO=decreto decurionum Corinthiorum?; Early Roman, from Isthmia), pp. 188-189, nos. 431, 432, pl. 17 (Augustus, Imbros; Tiberius, Aegina?).
Preservation comment
Wear: host P, ctmk F. Well rounded edges; extensive, dense, minute pitting; one deep fissure extending from edge at reverse axis 1. Traces of pale blue bronze disease at deepest points on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 100, Appendix 3 (not catalogued, identified as “tessera“; R. Hohlfelder)
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
Obverse Description
Traces of bust to right. Deep countermark of text in incuse rectangle (6.5 mm); perpendicular line extending out to edge.
Obverse Inscription
Countermark: DD
Reverse Description
Trace of design; off-center dimple. Shallow countermark: star of six or eight rays, some as chevrons.
Belongs to Historical Period
Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Belongs to Historical Period
Roman (Historical Period)
Bronze (Material)
Suggested citation
“Co 160 (Hellenistic coin from Ptolemaic Egypt[?] with Imperial countermarks).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <>