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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Thessaly| > GB35099
Gyrton, Thessaly, Greece, c. 350 - 330 B.C.
|Thessaly|, |Gyrton,| |Thessaly,| |Greece,| |c.| |350| |-| |330| |B.C.|, Some sources say Gyrton was named for its founder, Gyrton, a brother of Phlegyas, who built the town on the Peneius river. Other sources say the town was named for the nymph Gyrtone, a daughter of Phlegyas. Both are depicted on this coin.
GB35099. Bronze dichalkon, Rogers 228; BCD Thessaly 1052; BCD Thessaly II 83.4; SNG Cop 57, BMC Thessaly p. 20, 1 var. (nymph right), VF, dark patina, Gyrton mint, weight 5.077g, maximum diameter 18.8mm, die axis 90o, c. 350 - 330 B.C.; obverse head of the hero Gyrton right; head and neck of bridled horse right before him; reverse ΓYPTΩNION, head of nymph Gyrtone left, her hair bound in a roll and wearing an earring and a necklace; ex-Gorny and Mosch A164-7 lot 255; SOLD











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