Co 1055 (Early Hellenistic bronze coin of Demeterios Poliorketes) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Coin
Not after (date)
Not before (date)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Newell1927, p. 151, no. 171, pl. XVII.10 (“… Mint in Caria(?)”)
sim. AgoraXXVI 505, p. 188, pl. 24 (“Carian mint? after 300 B.C.“; J. Kroll)
Preservation comment
Wear: VF. Slightly nicked and chipped edge; extensive, minute to slight pitting. Speckling of white and pale blue bronze disease on obverse.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 13, no. 34 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12)
Numismatic Diameter (mm)
Numismatic Weight (g)
Obverse Description
Laureate head of Poseidon to right
Reverse Description
Ship‘s prow to right; at right, dolphin; below, uncertain monogram
Reverse Inscription
Above, ΒΑ
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Dolphin (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Poseidon/Neptune (Visual Motif)
Obverse Photograph
Reverse Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 1055 (Early Hellenistic bronze coin of Demeterios Poliorketes).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <>