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Ancient Coinage of Crete, Kydonia

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Robinson_09Crete, Cydonia AR Hemidrachm. Ca. 455-450 BC. Sea turtle with segmented shell / “Skew” incuse with raised arc in corner of largest segment. Le Rider 8, SNGCop 402. TextImage
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Robinson_48Crete. Cydonia AR Diobol. Ca. 320-280 BC. Head of young Dionysus or nymph left, long hair rolled around face & in loose chignon behind, loose locks falling down back of neck / Raised linear square in which raised lines forming “skew” pattern. SNG Lockett 2547. TextImage
SNGCop 414Crete, Kydonia. AE18. Youthful male head right, short hair / KYD-W, hound seated right. SNG Cop 414; BMC 15. TextImage
Svoronos 3Crete, Cydonia AR Stater. ca 320-280 BC. Signed by the artist Neuantos. Head of Dictynna right, in multiple pendant earring, hair wreathed with grapes & vine leaves; behind engraver’s signature in tiny letters / KYDWN, the hero Cydon, nude, standing left, stringing bow. Le Rider 18. TextImage
Svoronos 16Crete, Cydonia AR Stater. ca 320-280 BC. Head of nymph or maenad left, hair wreathed with ivy & vine leaves / KYDWN, the hero Cydon, nude, standing left, stringing bow, in left field race torch above hound right. Weber 4435. TextImage
Svoronos 18Crete, Kydonia AR Trihemiobol. Circa late 3rd Century BC. Head of Pan or satyr left / Hound seated right. SNG Copenhagen 411, SNGLocket 2550. TextImage
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Svoronos 23Crete, Cydonia AR Stater. ca 320-280 BC. Head of nymph or maenad left, in pendant earring, hair wreathed with ivy & vine leaves / KYDWN (retrograde), the hero Cydon, nude, standing left, stringing bow. Le Rider 1. TextImage
Svoronos 25Crete, Cydonia AR Drachm. ca 320-280 BC. Head of Dictynna left, in pendant earring, wreathed with ivy / KYDWN, the hero Cydon, nude, standing left, stringing bow. Le Rider pl. i, 7. TextImage
Svoronos 41Crete, Cydonia AR Drachm. ca 320-280 BC. Head of Athena right, in acorn earring & crested Corinthian helmet with coiled serpent device on bowl / KYDWN, bitch standing left, suckling infant Cydon, star(?) above. BMC 9. TextImage
Svoronos 49ffCrete, Kydonia. ca 4th Century BC. Æ 13mm. Youthful male head left / KY­, hound seated right, right paw raised. BMC 15ff, SNGCop 412cf. TextImage
Svoronos 59Crete, Kydonia AR Tetradrachm. Circa 2nd-1st Century BC. PASIWN, head of Artemis right, bow & quiver at shoulder / KU-DW/NIA-TA/N, ethnic in three lines across fields, Diktynna standing facing, head turned left, with torch in left hand, hound at feet; all within laurel wreath. SNG Copenhagen 416; BMC 22. TextImage
Svoronos 59cfCrete, Cydonia. Ca. 100–80 BC. AR “stephanephoric” Tetradrachm. Head of Artemis right, hair rolled around band, bow & quiver over shoulder, the former ornamented with goat’s head, P-A / S-I / W-N in field flanking head / KY-D / NIA - TAN / ?, Artemis huntress facing, head left, in short tunic & boots, holding long torch in left hand, hound seated right sniffing her right hand, wreath border. TextImage
Svoronos 60Crete, Kydonia AR Tetradrachm. ca 2nd-1st Century BC. Head of Artemis right, bow & quiver at shoulder / Atremis standing with torch, hound at feet, all within wreath. TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Kydonia
Entry for Crete, Kydonia on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Cydonia in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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