Co 419 ( Middle-Late Hellenistic bronze coin from Ptolemaic Egypt[?] with Imperial countermark) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Comment
R. Weir: For Ptolemaic host coin, commonest coins of that era and design in region are Ptolemy III (e.g., Svoronos19041908, 1000, p. 155). Countermark may indicate “assarion“ or “Argos“.
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Comparanda
Countermark not in Howgego1985.
Preservation comment
Wear: P/aG (host coin), aF (ctmk). Extensive pitting; incipient pale blue and green bronze disease; deep crack through coin from edge at obverse 5 o‘clock.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 101 (R. Hohlfelder identified in appendix 3 as “Tessera“).
Has denomination
Assarion
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
20.0
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
4.4
Obverse Description
Countermark in deep incuse ellipse over face (6 mm): A below square with stem (apple or pomegranate with stem? crown with branch?).
Obverse Description
Traces of head of king to right
Reverse Description
Eagle standing facing
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Roman (Historical Period)
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Eagle (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 419 ( Middle-Late Hellenistic bronze coin from Ptolemaic Egypt[?] with Imperial countermark).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0419>