Coin: Drachm, Corcyra

1900.63.0679

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Coin: Drachm, Corcyra   (1900.63.0679)
Classification/
Nomenclature
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Exchange Media
  4. :
  5. N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 300-229 BCE
Culture Ancient Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 1.58 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) 0.20 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 2.28 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Silver
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description

This Greek coin is a silver drachm from Corcyra, an island off the west coast of central Greece. It was struck in the early to late 3rd century BCE. The obverse is an amphora, a distinctive clay vessel. On the right is an oenochoe, a jug for wine, and on the left is a kantharos, a deep cup. The reverse is a star with the letters KOPKYPAI (Kappa Omicron Rho Kappa Upsilon Rho Alpha Iota) between the rays denoting it is from Corcyra.

Comparanda

David R. Sear: Greek Coins and their Values, Vol. I, London, 1978, Cat. No. 2025.

Bibliography

Sear, David R. Greek Coins and their Values, Vol. I. London: Seaby, 1978.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction N/A
Reproduction Information N/A

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