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Ancient Coinage of Cyclades, Delos


The small island of Delos is in the centre of the Clyclades, between Mykonos and Syra. According to legend, the island floated until Zeus fixed it in place using chains.

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BMC 1Delos, Cyclades Islands. AE18, ca. 3rd. c. BC. 4.49 g. Laureate head of Apollo left / D-H, palm tree. BMC 1; SNG Cop 671: Kroll-Walker 825.TextImage
BMC 2Delos, Cyclades Islands. AE13, Chalkous. ca 308-167 BC. 1.37 g. Head of Artemis left, hair knotted behind head / D-H, palm tree, swan above. Traité III-2, 1325; Mionnet Supp. IV, 197; BMC 2.TextImage
BMC 4Delos, Cyclades Islands. AE12, ca. 3rd. c. BC. 3.35 g. Laureate head of Apollo left / D-H, lyre. BMC 4; Traité III-2, 1324; de Luynes 2374.TextImage
BMC 5Delos, Cyclades Islands. AE10, ca. 3rd. c. BC. 1.07 g. Laureate head of Apollo right / D-H, lyre (no symbol). BMC 5; Mionnet Supp. 4, 193.TextImage
BMC 9Delos, Cyclades Islands. AE, ca. 3rd. c. BC. 1.07 g. Laureate head of Apollo right / D-H, lyre, cornucopiae in upper left field. BMC 9; Mionnet Supp. 4, 195.TextImage
BMC 10Delos, Cyclades Islands. AE, ca. 3rd. c. BC. 1.08 g. Laureate head of Apollo right / D-H, lyre, swan left at upper right; Mionnet Supp. 4, 194. BMC 10; SNG Cop 669; Traité III-2, 1323.TextImage
NAC 59, 601Delos, Cyclades Islands. AR didrachm or stater. 7.60g. Before 470 BC. Lyre with seven strings / Lyre with four strings within incuse square. Apparently unique and unrecorded. NAC 59, 601.TextImage
Traité III-I, 1928 varDelos, Cyclades Islands. AR didrachm. 19mm, 9.69g. Before 480 BC. Lyre with six strings (often with D above, poss. off flan) / Quadripartite incuse. Traité III-I, 1928 var (number of strings); Pozzi 2021 var (ditto).TextImage
Traité III-I, 1930Delos, Cyclades Islands. AR hemidrachm or triobol. 9mm, 1.89g. ca 530-515. Lyre with six strings / Quadripartite incuse square. Hoover HGC 489; Traité III-I, 1930.TextImage
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