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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Ionia| > |Magnesia ad Meandrum| > GS97107
Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, c. 350 - 320 B.C.
|Magnesia| |ad| |Meandrum|, |Magnesia| |ad| |Maeandrum,| |Ionia,| |c.| |350| |-| |320| |B.C.|, Magnesia ad Maeandrum was an inland city of Ionia, located on a small tributary of the Maeander River about 12 miles southeast of Ephesus. "..the temple of Artemis Leukophryene, which in the size of its shrine and in the number of its votive offerings is inferior to the temple at Ephesos, but in the harmony and skill shown in the structure of the sacred enclosure is far superior to it. And in size it surpasses all the sacred enclosures in Asia except two, that at Ephesos (to Artemis) and that at Didymoi (to Apollo)" -- Strabo, Geography 14. 1. 40.
GS97107. Silver hemidrachm, SNG Cop 808; cf. SNGvA 2035 (different magistrate); BMC Ionia p. 159, 8 ff. (same), Weber 5996 (same), aVF, toned, bumps and marks, edge split and closed flan crack, Magnesia ad Maeandrum (near Tekin, Turkey) mint, weight 1.359g, maximum diameter 12.4mm, die axis 45o, magistrate Skythos, c. 350 - 320 B.C.; obverse Cavalryman on horseback prancing right, wearing helmet, cuirass, and chlamys, holding couched spear; reverse bull butting left atop Maeander pattern, MAΓN above, stalk of grain right, ΣKYΘOY (magistrate) below; SOLD










REFERENCES|

Molinari, N.J. & N. Sisci. Potamikon: Sinews of Acheloios. A Comprehensive Catalog of the Bronze Coinage of the Man-Faced Bull, With Essays on Origin and Identity. (Oxford, 2016).

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