Co 577 (Middle Roman drachma of Athens) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
AgoraXXVI, 295, pp. 147-148 (J. Kroll)
Comparanda
SvoronosPick19231926, pl. 84:24, 25
Preservation comment
Abrasion on all surfaces and around margin has reduced diameter and weight.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 24, no. 238 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Greek, Imperial: Uncertain”)
Axis (1-12
12
Has denomination
Drachma
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
18.0
Numismatic Mint
Athens
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
4.06
Obverse Description
Bust of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, with flowing hair (?) down neck
Reverse Description
Helmeted Athena standing to right, raising right hand to hold spear and resting left hand on grounded shield; snake between legs and shield?; within beaded border (traces)
Reverse Inscription
AΘΗ[-ΝΑΙΩΝ]
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Athena/Minerva (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 577 (Middle Roman drachma 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/co0577>