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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Mysia| > |Lampsakos| > GA91750
Lampsakos, Mysia, c. 500 - 450 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.
GA91750. Silver trihemiobol, SNG BnF 1126; SNG Ashmolean 653; SNGvA 7390; SNG Cop 184; AMNG III 14; Rosen 524; BMC Mysia p. 80, 20, VF, light marks, light earthen deposits, light etching, Lampsakos (Lapseki, Turkey) mint, weight 0.817g, maximum diameter 11.3mm, die axis 45o, c. 500 - 450 B.C.; obverse Janiform female head, wearing taenia and earring; reverse head of Athena left in Corinthian helmet within incuse square; SOLD

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