Coin: Stater, Crotone

1900.63.0001

Photo of Coin: Stater, Crotone

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Coin: Stater, Crotone   (1900.63.0001)
Classification Communication Artifacts : Exchange Media : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, Italy, Calabria, Crotone
Period/Date 550-480 BCE
Culture Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 3.01 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) 0.20 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 6.81 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Silver
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

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Description

This Greek coin is a silver Stater from the ancient city Kroton (modern day Crotone) in the Calabria region of Italy. Italy, as well as Sicily, was part of Magna Graecia (Great Greece) that had Greek colonies. The coin was struck mid-6th to early 5th century BCE. The obverse displays a Delphic tripod with three handles and lion’s feet. To the left of the tripod are the letters KPO (Kappa Rho Omicron) (the Kappa in its sometimes used Q like form) denoting it is from Kroton. The reverse is an incuse tripod.

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Artifact History

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Reproduction N/A
Reproduction Information N/A

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