Co 870 (Late Classical-Early Hellenistic bronze coin of Myrina, Lemnos) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Cited by
Walker1980, p. 219 (rev. KenchreaiIII)
Comparanda
BMCTaur, p. 314, Thrace: Lemnos, Myrina 2
Preservation comment
Wear: F/G. Slight marginal nicking; extensive, minute pitting and somewhat rare cracking across surface. Wide areas of white bronze corrosion on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 12, no. 20 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Athens, Hellenistic Period”)
Axis (1-12
12
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
13.5
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
2.17
Obverse Description
Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet
Reverse Description
Owl standing facing; to right, laurel branch (traces)
Reverse Inscription
[ΜΥ]ΡΙ
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Classical (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Athena/Minerva (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 870 (Late Classical-Early Hellenistic bronze coin of Myrina, Lemnos).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0870>