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Greek, Paphlagonia – 340 BC

Kromna Mint

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Greek, Paphlagonia – 340 BC

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus facing left, with hair partially rolled at the back and several locks partially flowing below the neck.
Reverse: Crowned head of Hera facing left, wearing triple-pendant earrings, pearl necklace and drapery along her bust neck line.

Obv: Laureate head of Zeus facing left, with his hair partially rolled at the back of his head, but with several locks falling down below the neck truncation on both sides of his head. Rev: Crowned head of Kromna city-goddess, or perhaps Hera facing left, she is wearing a turreted stephanos adorned with palmette and scrolls, triple-pendant earring, pearl necklace and drapery along her neck line; the legend ΚΡΩΜΝΑ is in the field to the right; ΚΡ monogram below chin; leaf (Selinon?) symbol above.



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Value: Drachm (Persic standard). Metal: AR Silver. Weight: 3.62 grams. Mint: Kromna, (north Asia Minor). Date: circa 340 BC.
Attribution: RG 2 var. (monogram); HGC 7, 369; SNG BM Black Sea 1323 var. (monogram); SNG von Aulock 183-7 var. (same); Jameson 2156; Ars Classica XIII, lot 830 (same rev. die); Malter 72 (23 XI 97), 47 (same rev. die); SNG Copenhagen 262 var. (monogram); Morton & Eden 51, 24 October 2011, 128 (this coin); Photo Courtesy Classical Numismatic Group.

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