Co 1331 (Late Hellenistic trichalkon of Sikyon) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Coin
Not after (date)
Not before (date)
J. Warren (pp. 21-22) dates the coin most likely to the ca. first quarter of 1st century BC but cannot rule out ca. 58-30 BC, and suggests that the denomination could have been quarter obol or trichalkon.
The shape of the secondary impression on reverse distinctly resembles the front of the prow on type AgoraXXVI 152, which is known to have been overstruck on several Sikyonian Aineas issues at Athens in ca. 25-22/21 BC (Warren1984, pp. 20-21), but in that case the overstriking of Co 1331 was drastically misplaced off the top of the flan.
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
BMCPeloponnesus Sikyon 234, 235, p. 55, pl. IX:18
Warren1984, pp. 18-22, Group 12.1, pl. 3
Preservation comment
Wear: G. Extensive, slight to moderate pitting and cratering and moderate marginal flaking. Patches of white bronze disease on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 56, no. 725 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Roman Imperial“)
Axis (1-12)
Has denomination
Numismatic Diameter (mm)
Numismatic Mint
Numismatic Weight (g)
Obverse Description
Laureate head of Apollo with long hair to right
Reverse Description
Dove flying to left, holding fillet in beak (traces?)
Reverse Description
Upper right face, between wing and tail, shows deep incuse rectangular marking with internal bars: countermark or overstriking?
Reverse Inscription
Above wing, ΑΙΝΕΑΣ (traces); above tail, ΣΙ (large letter partly effaced by countermark or overstriking)
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Apollo (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Bird (Visual Motif)
Obverse Photograph
Reverse Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 1331 (Late Hellenistic trichalkon of Sikyon).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <>