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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Lycaonia| > GA92015
Laranda, Lycaonia, 4th Century B.C.
Gktrk identifies this type as issued by Laranda, Lycaonia, which issued coins with the same types. Most references attribute the type to an uncertain city in Cilicia and some to Tarsos. Laranda was destroyed by Perdiccas in about 322 B.C. and later became a seat of Isaurian pirates. This type was minted with a progression of reverses, first with an incuse square, then a square border of dots, and finally with a circle of dots. The original archaic punch reverse gradually evolved into a regular die, nearly identical to an obverse die. This variant was struck near the end of that evolution, perhaps for the defense against Perdiccas.
GA92015. Silver obol, cf. Gktrk 82-5, pl XXV, 6-9; SNG BnF 450 (uncertain Cilicia); SNG Levante 225 (uncertain Cilicia), VF, well centered on a tight flan, struck with worn dies, corrosion, Laranda (Karaman, Turkey) mint, weight 0.584g, maximum diameter 10.1mm, die axis 125o, 4th century B.C.; obverse Baal seated left, stalk of grain and bunch of grapes in right, long scepter vertical behind in left; reverse wolf forepart right, crescent above with horns upward, circle border of dots; ex Moneta (St. Cloud, MN); $70.00

Catalog current as of Monday, November 11, 2019.
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