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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Thessaly| > GB88924
Krannon, Thessaly, Greece, 350 - 300 B.C.
It was customary in time of drought to take a sacred chariot with Hydria in procession through the City to supplicate Apollo for rain, and if a crow settled on the wheels, that was the sign that Apollo would grant the prayers of the faithful. -- Rev. Edgar Rogers in The Copper Coinage of Thessaly
GB88924. Bronze dichalkon, cf. Rogers 199; BMC Thessaly p. 16, 5; SNG Cop 43; SGCV I 2073 (different legend arrangement, etc.), VF, well centered, nice turquoise patina, Krannon mint, weight 3.453g, maximum diameter 18.0mm, die axis 330o, 350 - 300 B.C.; obverse horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys, K (control symbol) upper left; reverse KP-A/NN[O], hydria (water carrying vessel) mounted on cart, crow standing on right wheel; SOLD




  






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