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Lampsakos, Mysia Rare AR Drachm Persian Standard 394-350 BC Ancient Greek Silver Coin Museum Reproduction CSGDS0027


Silver Greek Drachm Persian Standard Lampsakos, Mysia, struck 394-350 B.C. References for same AV Stater: Baldwin, Lampsakos 29; Boston 1595; SNG France 1137; Kraay-Hirmer 729; SNG von Aulock 7394; BMC 28 corr.

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Lampsakos was founded by Greek colonists from Phocaea in the 6th century B.C. Soon afterward it became a main competitor of Miletus, controlling the trade roots in the Dardanelles. During the 6th and 5th centuries B.C., Lampsacus was successively dominated by Lydia, Persia, Athens, and Sparta. Artaxerxes I assigned it to Themistocles with the expectation that the city supply the Persian king with its famous wine. When Lampsacus joined the Delian League after the battle of Mycale in 479 B.C., it paid a tribute of twelve talents, a testimony to its wealth. Lampsacus was notable for its worship of Priapus, who was said to have been born there.

Obverse side
Laureate head of Zeus left, with lotus-tipped sceptre over his right shoulder

Reverse side
Forepart of Pegasus right with curled wings, within shallow incuse square

A perfect choice for Numismatists, Historians, Military Veterans, Collectors.

Weight 5,35 g
Dimensions 18 mm


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