Co 784 (Early Hellenistic bronze coin of Demetrios Poliorketes) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
AgoraXXVI, 504, p. 188, pl. 23 (ca 300–295 BCE; J. Kroll)
Comparanda
NemeaIII, 89, 92 (ca 294–283 BC, following Newell; R. C. Knapp and J. D. MacIsaac)
Comparanda
Newell1927, 172, p. 151, pl. XVII:11 (”Uncertain Mint in Asia Minor(?)“)
Preservation comment
Wear: F/F+. Extensive, moderate pitting. Patches of green to pale blue, powdery bronze disease on both faces.
Axis (1-12
6
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
15.0
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
4.06
Obverse Description
Youthful head of Demetrios(?) to right wearing crested Corinthian helmet
Reverse Description
Ship’s prow to right
Reverse Inscription
Above, Β–Α (traces); below, monogram (traces)
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Marine Activities
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 784 (Early Hellenistic bronze coin of Demetrios Poliorketes).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0784>