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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


Coin ID #855

Uncertain (BC 520-470) Diobol

Ionia Uncertain, ca 500-480 BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.40g). Head of roaring lion right / Quadripartite (swastika) incuse square with central pellet. Good VF.

Rosen tentatively places his tetrobol in Caria, but notes the reverse type does not conform to other archaic Carian issues. This and the denomination suggests an attribution to Ionia is more likely. There are numerous varieties of these archaic lion head silver pieces, and a precise attribution for each type remains out of reach.

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Filename:751520.jpg
City/Mint name:Possibly NOT Asia Minor
Rating (20 votes):11111
Keywords:silver / archaic
References:Cf. Rosen 616 (tetrobol)
Valuation:CNG Elec. Auc. 145 (8/2006), lot 90 ($341)
Photo courtesy of:Classical Numismatic Group - www.cngcoins.com
Filesize:75 KiB
Date added:Feb 09, 2005
Dimensions:500 x 237 pixels
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