Drachm coin amulet

Description
Ancient foreign coins were popular items collected by Victorian and later collectors. This museum holds a small collection of Greek and Roman coins donated by local residents. A hole has been pierced through this ancient Greek coin so it could be worn as an amulet.
Accession Loan No.
19/1903
Collection Class
Numismatics
Common Name
drachm coin amulet
Simple Name
coin
Full Name
drachm, pierced, amulet?
Dimensions
whole diameter 15 mm; whole TH 2 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Hellenistic - 336-146 BC
Production Year Low
-181
Production Year High
-174
Family Group

Material
silver
Collector / Excavator
Pearse, JP, Rev
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Issuer Person
Phraates I
Place
Parthia

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    • Dr. Mario Trabucco
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      This is most probably a coin of the Arcadian League, with the image of the seated Zeus Lykaios and a local deity or nymph in incuse square. The nominal is a silver hemidrachm and the chronology is around mid of 5th century BC.

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