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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Coin ID #11740

Uncertain (BC 440-380) Hemiobol

5th century BC. AR Hemiobol or Tetartemorion (6mm, 0.17g, 2h). Helmet left / Amphora within linear square. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, toned. Very rare.

Varieties of this type have appeared at auction recently, and have been tentatively attributed to Neandria in Troas, where an early fraction featured a helmet on the obverse. While an attribution to a mint in that region is reasonable, Neandria is probably not correct, as its early fractions consistently feature a ram or barley grain on the reverse, which were emblematic of the city. At the same time, the nearby city of Larissa consistently featured an amphora on the reverse of nearly all of its coinage, which would make it a more likely candidate.

File information
City/Mint name:Uncertain Greek
Keywords:silver / classical
References:cf. CNG E-288, lot 258 and 259
Valuation:CNG Elec. Auc. 334 (9/2014), lot 152 ($120 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Classical Numismatic Group -
Filesize:144 KiB
Date added:Sep 10, 2014
Dimensions:800 x 408 pixels
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jednum   [Jan 13, 2015 at 02:47 PM]
Von einem türkischen Sammler habe ich gehört, dass 2 seiner Münzen dieses Typs in Larisa/Troas (Liman tepesi) gefunden wurden.

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