Co 498 (Early Hellenistic bronze coin of Athens) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
AgoraXXVI, 55d, pp. 45-46, pl. 6 (J. Kroll)
Preservation comment
Wear: VG/G. Edge slightly snapped; extensive, slight to moderate pitting and sparse scratching and gouging. Wide patches of white bronze disease especially reverse.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 16, no. 73 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Greek: Uncertain, Hellenistic and Late Hellenistic”)
Axis (1-12
9
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
10.0
Numismatic Mint
Athens
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.23
Obverse Description
Triptolemos seated on winged chariot to left
Reverse Description
Piglet standing to right on a slender, mystic staff; all within wheat wreath
Reverse Inscription
Below, ΕΛΕΥ[ΣΙ]
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 498 (Early Hellenistic bronze coin of Athens).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0498>