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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Ionia| > |Colophon| > GB81356
Kolophon, Ionia, 330 - 285 B.C.
|Colophon|, |Kolophon,| |Ionia,| |330| |-| |285| |B.C.|, After the death of Alexander the Great, Perdiccas expelled the Athenian settlers on Samos to Kolophon. Antigonus controlled Kolophon until general Prepelaus sized the area for Lysimachus in 302 B.C. Lysimachus destroyed Kolophon (and Lebedos) and forced the survivors to emigrate to Ephesos, c. 285 B.C. After Lysimachus' death in 281, Kolophon was reestablished, but it never fully recovered.
GB81356. Bronze dichalkon, Milne Kolophon 109, BMC Ionia p. 38, 22; cf. SNG Cop 149 ff. (various magistrates), VF, cleaning scratches, Kolophon (near Degirmendere Fev, Turkey) mint, weight 2.190g, maximum diameter 15.0mm, die axis 0o, 330 - 285 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse forepart of a galloping, bridled and saddled horse right, EΠIΓONOΣ (magistrate's name) upward on left, KOΛ below; SOLD











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