Co 525 (Late Hellenistic hemiobol of Patrae) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
AgoraXXVI, 735a, p. 234, pl. 28 (dated “ca. 146-14 BC”)
Comparanda
BCDPeloponnesos, 509-511, pp. 138-139 (dated “end 40s”)
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 16, no. 45 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
12
Has denomination
hemiobol
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
21.0
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
4.62
Obverse Description
Head of Heracles to right, with hair bound
Reverse Description
Athena striding to right, holding shield and leveled spear; in right and left lower field, Patrae monogram (traces) – owl standing right
Reverse Inscription
[ΜΗΤΡΟΔⲰΡΟⲤ] Μ[ⲈΝⲈ]ΚΛⲈΟⲤ [ΠΑΤΡⲈⲰΝ]
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Athena/Minerva (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Bird (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Heracles/Hercules (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 525 (Late Hellenistic hemiobol of Patrae).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0525>