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Obol

Obol -  obverse Obol -  reverse

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Features

Country Adramyttion (Mysia)
(Mysia)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 300 BC - 200 BC
Value 1 Obol = 1/6 Drachm (1/6)
Composition Bronze
Weight 4.83 g
Diameter 16 mm
Thickness 3.2 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References GCV# 3805, SNG BN# 5-8, AMNG IV# 12, BMC Greek# 2-3
Greek Coins and Their Values
by David R. Sear
(Seaby)
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: Cabinet des Médailles de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France
by
(Paris, 1993 - present)
Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands - Vol. IV Mysiens
by Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer
(Berlin, 1913.)
A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum
by Reginald Stuart Poole, Barclay Vincent Head, Percy Gardner, Warwick William Wroth, George Francis Hill
(British Museum)

Obverse

Laureate head of Zeus left

Reverse

Horseman riding right on grain ear right, hand raised; monogram to upper left, AΔΡAMY-TH-ΩN above and beneath horseman. ΡMTΡ monogram in left field, KAΔ monogram in right field.

Lettering:
AΔΡAMY-TH-ΩN
ΡMTΡ
KAΔ

Comments

The modern city of Edremit, Turkey is named after the ancient city of Adramyttion (Άδραμύττιον) or Adramytteion (Άδραμύττειον), a city of Asia Minor on the coast of Aeolis.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (300 BC - 200 BC) 

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