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Lampsakos, Mysia, 394 - 330 B.C.
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.
GB88954. Silver trihemiobol
, SNG Cop
196, Baldwin Lampsakos
36 ff. var., SNG Delepierre
2525 var., BMC Mysia
49 var., Dewing
2199 var., SNGvA
1296 var. (control varieties), aVF, dark toning
, bumps and marks, high points flat, Lampsakos (Lapseki, Turkey) mint, weight
1.123g, maximum diameter
11.8mm, die axis
, 394 - 330 B.C.; obverse
forepart of Pegasos flying right, curved archaic style
wing, Λ-A-M around above, star
(control symbol) below; ex Dmitry Markov Coins & Medals; $185.00
Catalog current as of Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
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