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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Ionia| > |Phokaia| > GA88960
Phokaia, Ionia, c. 521 - 478 B.C.
Phokaia was the most northerly of the Ionian communities in Anatolia and was the mother city of many colonies in the western Mediterranean area, including Massalia (modern Marseille, France). This type (with approximately the same weight) is identified in references variously as a diobol, a trihemiobol, a hemihekte, or a 1/12 stater.
GA88960. Silver hemihekte, cf. Cahn Ionische 4, SNG Kayhan 522, SNGvA 1813, Rosen 597 (trihemiobol), Klein 452 (diobol), gVF, toned, irregularly shaped flan, surfaces etched, Phokaia (Foca, Turkey) mint, weight 1.155g, maximum diameter 9.9mm, late 6th century B.C.; obverse head of nymph left, wearing sakkos, curly bangs in rows of dots, round earring with six pearls around a central pellet, wire necklace above dotted neck truncation; reverse irregular quadripartite incuse square; ex Harlan J. Berk; SOLD










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