Co 788 (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, 55, p. 45, pl. 6 (J. Kroll)
Preservation comment
Wear: P+. Slightly chipped edge at obverse axis 2; extensive, slight pitting and rare scratching. Thin patches of light blue bronze disease across both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 16, no. 81 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Late Hellenistic and Hellenistic”)
Axis (1-12
9
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
14.0
Numismatic Mint
Athens
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
2.75
Obverse Description
Winged Triptolemus seated to left, with outstretched right arm
Reverse Description
Piglet standing right on mystic staff; all within [wheat] wreath
Reverse Inscription
Below figure, Ε[ΛΕΥΣΙ]
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 788 (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/co0788>