Co 1327 (Early-Middle Hellenistic bronze coin of Keos) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
AgoraXXVI, 831, p. 251, pl. 29
Comparanda
BMCCreteAegean, Ceos 1-9, p. 89, pl. XXI:3
Comparanda
RegerRisser1991, pp. 307-308
Preservation comment
Wear: aG. Slight, extensive pitting; patches of greenish blue bronze disease. More than 50% of flan missing, so that original weight and diameter would have been 4+ g and 20+ cm. Aggressive mechancial cleaning of obverse has removed details of bust esp along right side.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 82, no. 1314 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Illegible“)
Axis (1-12
7
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
18.0
Numismatic Mint
Keos
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
1.65
Obverse Description
Laureate and bearded head (Aristaeus?) to right
Reverse Description
Dog (Sirius) advancing left with forelegs outstretched, rays to left (traces)
Reverse Inscription
Above figure, ΚΕ[ΙΩΝ]
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Dog (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 1327 (Early-Middle Hellenistic bronze coin of Keos).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co1327>