Co 1150 (Middle Roman bronze coin of the Macedonian League) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Not after (date)
244
Not before (date)
238
Comment
Coin issued later in the second neocorate of the Macedonian League during the Roman Empire, or under the reign of Gordian III. Very rare issue; one came up at auction in 2015, one in Numismatic Museum in Athens.
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
RPC VII.2, 259
Comparanda
AMNGIII 721a, p. 163
Preservation comment
Wear: F. Dense minute pitting; large patches of white and pale blue bronze disease.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 27, no. 276 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12)
12
Numismatic Authority
Gordian III (238-244)
Numismatic Authority
Macedonain League
Numismatic Diameter (mm)
27.0
Numismatic Weight (g)
12.5
Obverse Description
Head of Alexander the Great to right, wearing lion skin; within dotted border
Obverse Inscription
ΑΛⲈΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; below head, ✶
Reverse Description
Olympias as Hygieia seated to left on cushioned throne with canopy(?), holding patera in outstretched hand and feeding coiled snake rising from cista; within dotted border
Reverse Inscription
ΚΟ[ΙΝΟ]-Ν - ΜΑΚⲈΔΟΝΙΩΝ Δ[ΙΣ ΝⲈΟ]-ΚΟΡΩΝ
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Alexander III (king of Macedon, 336-323 BC)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Olympias (queen of Macedonia, ca. 357–316 BC)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Religious Symbol or Object (Visual Motif)
Obverse Photograph
Reverse Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 1150 (Middle Roman bronze coin of the Macedonian League).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co1150>