Co 980 (Early-Middle Hellenistic bronze coin of Miletos) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Comment
Lion‘s musculature and overall contour more typical of 2nd century (or later?).
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
cf. Deppert1984 419-420, p. 159, pl. 13 (Periode II dated 313-290 BCE)
Preservation comment
Wear: VF. Three large marginal chippings; sparse, slight pitting. Large patch of powdery, pale blue bronze disease on obverse.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 74, no. 1158 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Baduila or Justinian“)
Axis (1-12
12
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
11.0
Numismatic Mint
Miletus
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.02
Obverse Description
Head of Apollo to right with rolled hair
Reverse Description
Lion to right, head reversed to look at eight-pointed star
Reverse Inscription
ΕΠΙΝ[ΙΚ(ΟΣ)}
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Lion (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 980 (Early-Middle Hellenistic bronze coin of Miletos).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0980>