Co 923 (Early Hellenistic bronze obol of Ptolemy I from Paphos) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
CPtolEmpI.2 B216 (minted at Paphos, Cyprus)
Comparanda
Svoronos19041908, vol. 2, 75, p. 14, pl. VI:23 (dated 310-305 B.C.)
Preservation comment
Wear: P/aVF? Extensive, severe chipping and flaking. Large areas of blue to green bronze disease (chloride salts) and red corrosion.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, pp. 15, 83, no. 53 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Ptolemy III (?), 247-222 B.C.”)
Axis (1-12
7
Has denomination
obol
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
20.0
Numismatic Mint
Paphos
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
6.74
Obverse Description
Head of Aphrodite to right, wearing polos
Reverse Description
Eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; to left, ✶ (traces)
Reverse Inscription
To right, ΠΤΟΛΕΜ[ΑΙΟΥ] slanting
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Eagle (Visual Motif)
Obverse Photograph
Reverse Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 923 (Early Hellenistic bronze obol of Ptolemy I from Paphos).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0923>