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Ancient Coinage of Cyclades, Tenos


Tenos had a sanctuary of Dionysos and temples dedicated to Poseidon and Amphitrite. Some ruins and tombs are still visible, and other sanctuaries have been identified, one dedicated to Gaia near Agia Thekla, and one of an unknown deity just opposite Andros.

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BMC 6Tenos, Cyclades, AE15. ca 314-288. 4.48 g. Laureate and horned head of Zeus Ammon right / T-H to left and right of bunch of grapes. BMC 6; Hoover HGC 744; Mionnet II, 155.TextImage
BMC 10Tenos, Cyclades, AE unit, ca 308-288 BC. 3.48 g. Laureate head of Apollo Karneios right / T-H N-I in two lines beneath and above bunch of grapes, trident in left field. BMC 10; Hoover HGC 737; Gyselen 109.TextImage
BMC 20Tenos, Cyclades, AE18. ca 288-250 BC. Bearded, laureate head of Poseidon right / T-H N-I in two lines across fields, trident, dolphin at lower left and right, rose in left field. BMC 20; SNG Cop. 778 (Rose omitted).TextImage
BMC 31Tenos, Cyclades, AE18, ca. 200-188 BC. 4.21 g. Laureate head of Zeus Ammon right / THNIΩN, Poseidon standing left, holding dolphin and trident; rose at lower left. BMC 31-32; Weber 4737 (this coin); SNG Cop 783.TextImage
Hirsch 1399Tenos, Cyclades, AR stater, Aegian standard. 6th c. BC. 12.29 g. Bunch of grapes on a T-shaped stalk / Quadripartite incuse punch of windmill shape. Hirsch 1399.TextImage
Hoover 727Tenos, Cyclades, AR Tetradrachm. ca 200-180 BC. 25mm, 13.96 g. Laureate head of Apollo Karneios right / THNΩN, Poseidon seated left, holding dolphin and trident, grape bunch in left field. ΠYH monogram beneath throne. Hoover HGC 727 (this coin); Gyselen 202.TextImage
McClean 7298Tenos, Cyclades, AR hemidrachm, Aegian standard. 6th c. BC. 2.36 g. Bunch of grapes / Quadripartite incuse punch of regular shape. McClean 7298; Pozzi 2057; de Luynes 2383; Weber 4731.TextImage
Mionnet Supp. IV, 312Tenos, Cyclades, AR didrachm, ca 250 BC. 6.88 g. Youthful, unbearded, laureate head of Zeus Ammon right / THNI, Poseidon standing left, holding dolphin and trident, bunch of grapes in left field. Mionnet Supp. IV, 312; SNG Cop 769.TextImage
Mionnet Supp. IV, 318Tenos, Cyclades, AE18. ca 288-250 BC. Youthful, unbearded head of Zeus Ammon right / T-H to left and right of bunch of grapes. Mionnet Supp. IV, 318.TextImage
SNG Cop 766Tenos, Cyclades, AR hemidrachm, Aegian standard. 6th c. BC. 2.46 g. Bunch of grapes / Quadripartite incuse punch of irregular shape. SNG Cop. 766; SNG Delepierre 2458.TextImage
SNG Lockett 2631Tenos, Cyclades, AR didrachm. ca 200 BC. 6.54 g. Diademed head head of Apollo Karneios right, with ram's horn / THNIΩN, Poseidon, nude to waist, standing left, holding trident and dolphin, bunch of grapes in left field. SNG Lockett 2631; McClean 7300.TextImage
See also: Search for Cyclades, Tenos at CoinArchives.com
Entry for Cyclades, Tenos on the Digital Historia Numorum

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