Drachm coin amulet

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.
Collection Class
Common Name
drachm coin amulet
Simple Name
Full Name
drachm, pierced, amulet?
whole diameter 15 mm; whole TH 2 mm
Cultural Group
Period Classification
Hellenistic - 336-146 BC
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Family Group

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

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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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