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Eion, Macedonia, c. 500 - 480 B.C.
Published examples of this type are about twice the weight of this coin and identified as diobols and trihemiobols. Our coin might be an underweight diobol or trihemiobol, but the weight is closer to an obol.
Eion was only about 3 miles from Amphipolis and after the 5th century was merely a seaport of its large neighbor. The denomination is either a diobol or trihemiobol. The significance of the obverse type is not clear, but presumably makes reference to the characteristic fauna of the region at that time.
GS86791. Silver diobol
, SNG Cop
175; SNG ANS
277; BMC Macedonia
p. 73, 5, VF, centered, porosity
, edge crack, Eion mint, weight
1.033g, maximum diameter
10.1mm, die axis
, c. 500 - 480 B.C.; obverse
goose standing right, left leg raised, head
turned back, lizard left above; reverse
Catalog current as of Monday, May 20, 2019.
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