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Stater

Features

Country Dioskourias
(Kolchis)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 100 BC - 200 AD
Value 1 AV Stater = 20 Drachm (20)
Composition Gold
Weight 3.34 g
Diameter 13 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes

Obverse

A stylized head (perhaps Alexander the Great) facing right with two pellets in front and two pellets behind ear.

Reverse

Stylized Nikè standing facing flanked by two pellets.

Edge

High hammered edges.

Stater -  obverse

© Image courtesy of Zeus Numismatics

Comments

Imitating Alexander III (the Great) (336-323 BC) and Lysimachos (323-281 BC).

References:
• N. Frolova, Caucasian Imitations of Alexander and Lysimachus′ Golden Stater, Studies Touratsoglou, pp. 127-133, pl. II, 3 var.
• Zograph, plate XII,18 Cf.
• Lang, page10, 4A (Plate I,6) Cf.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (100 BC - 200 AD) 

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