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Ancient Coinage of Cyclades, Karthaea



The dog shown on many coins of Karthaea represents Sirius who was worshipped for the return of good weather.
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BMC 40Karthaea on Keos, Cyclades. 3rd Century BC. AE20mm (6.13 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / KARQASA, Forepart of a dog (Seirios) left surrounded by rays; fly below. Papageorgiadou-Banis, Series VIII, Issue 2, 106-117; BMC Crete 40; SNG Cop 633.TextImage
BMC 42Karthaea on Keos, Cyclades. 3rd Century BC. AE19mm (5.35 gm). Young head of Dionysus right, wearing wreath of ivy / Grape cluster; star left. Papageorgiadou-Banis, Series VII, Issue 2; BMC Crete 42; SNG Cop 630.TextImage
Hoover 540Karthaea on Keos, Cyclades. AR Stater. 510-480 BC. 11.86g. Amphora, dolphin swimming upwards to right / Quadripartite incuse square. Hoover, Islands 540.TextImage
Hoover 594Koinon of Karthaea, Keos, Cyclades. 4,89g. 225-150 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / KE beneath the dog Sirius left, surrounded by radiate rays. Hoover 594.TextImage
Papag 93Karthaea on Keos, Cyclades. Late 3rd-early 2nd century BC. AE Dichalkon, 19mm, 6.09 g. Laureate head of Apollo right / KAR above, Forepart of the dog Sirius left, within rays; below, bee to left. Papageorgiadou-Banis 99, VIII/Issue 1.93 (same dies). SNG Cop 634 (same dies).TextImage
Papag 155Karthaea on Keos, Cyclades. 3rd Century BC. AE17mm (3.68 gm). Laureate head of Aristaeus right / KA.., Forepart of a dog (Seirios) left surrounded by rays. Papageorgiadou-Banis, Series IX, 155-157; BMC Crete -; SNG Cop -.TextImage
SNG Cop 626Koinon of Karthaea on Keos, Cyclades. End of 4th Century BC. AE14mm (2.24 gm). Y-X, head of Aristaeus right / K-E, bunch of grapes on vine. Papageorgiadou-Banis, Series I; SNG Cop 626.TextImage
SNG Cop 634Karthaea on Keos, Cyclades. 3rd Century BC. AE19mm (6.11 gm). Laureate head of Apollo right / KARQA around, forepart of a dog (Seirios) right surrounded by rays; fly below. Papageorgiadou-Banis, Series VIII, Issue 1 (O46/R56); SNG Cop 634; BMC Crete 44 var. (Seirios right); Weber 4635.TextImage

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