Ancient Coinage of Illyria, Damastion


Damastion or Damastium, in the Illyro-Paeonian region (possibly in the neighborhood of modern Kosovo), and known for its silver mines.

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BMC 10Damastion, Illyria, AR Drachm, 14 mm, 3.36 g. Ca 395-380 BC. Female head left, hair in sakkos / ΔAMAΣTINΩN, Portable ingot. May, Damastion, p. 65, 4; BMC 10.TextImage
BMC 12Damastion, Illyria. AR-Drachm, 2.93 g., 16 mm. 4th century BC. Female head right, wearing stephane and earring / ΔAMA[ΣTIΩN off flan], Portable ingot, trumpet with two mouthpieces, swastika in centre. BMC 12; May 129.TextImage
BMC 16Damastion, Illyria, AR diobol or tetrobol, 14 mm. Ca 395-380 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΔAMAΣTINΩN, pick with handle on the left. BMC 16 (this coin); Traité 409.TextImage
May XI, 22Damastion, Illyria, AR drachm, ca. 350-330 BC. 2.16 g. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΔAM-AΣT-[IN] (partially retrograde), pick-axe used in mines. May p. 137 and pl. XI, 22 (same dies); cf BMC 16.TextImage
May 22aDamastion, Illyria, AR drachm, ca. 350-330 BC. 2.90 g. Female head left, wearing stephane and sakkos / ΔAMAΣTIN (retrograde), portable ingot with handle. May 22a (same dies).TextImage
May 22bIllyro-Paeonian Region, Damastion AR Drachm. ca 380-360 BC. Female head left / ΔAMAΣTINΩN, portable ingot. May, Damastion pg. 131, 22b = Weber 2991 (this coin); cf. SNG Ashmolean 3339.TextImage
May 25Damastion, Illyria, AR drachm, ca. 350-330 BC. 1.87 g. Female head left, wearing stephane and sakkos / ΔA-MA-ΣTI[N] (retrograde), portable ingot with strap, caduceus in centre. May 25.TextImage
May 30Illyro-Paeonian Region, Damastion AR Tetradrachm. Mid Fourth Century BC. Laureate head of Apollo left / ΔAMAΣTINΩN, tripod, legs ending in lion's feet. TextImage
May 46Illyro-Paeonian Region, Damastion AR Tetradrachm. ca 380-365/360 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left / ΔAMAΣ-TINΩN, tripod, legs ending in lion's feet. TextImage
May 53dIllyro-Paeonian Region, Damastion AR Tetradrachm. ca 360-345 BC. Magistrate Kephisophon. Laureate head of Apollo right / KHΦI to left of tripod with legs ending in lion's feet, set on basis inscribed DAMAST-INWN. cf. SNG Ashmolean 3313. TextImage
May 64Illyro-Paeonian Region, Damastion AR Tetradrachm. ca 360-345 BC. Magistrate Kephisophon. Laureate head of Apollo right / KHΦ---, tripod, legs ending in lion's feet, set on basis inscribed ΔAMAΣ. TextImage
SNG Cop 555Illyro-Paeonian Region, Damastion AR Tetradrachm. ca 400-345 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left / ΔAMAΣTINΩ, tripod with legs ending in lion's feet. May, Damastion Group V. TextImage
Tkalec 2013, 18Damastion, Illyria, AR diobol or tetrobol, 1.90 g., 14 mm. Ca 395-380 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΔAMAΣTINΩN, pick with handle on the right, swastika in field. BMC 16 var (configuration); Traité 409 var (ditto); Tkalec 2013, 18.TextImage
Tkalec 2013, 19Damastion ?, Illyria, AR obol, 8 mm. Ca 395-380 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left / A-Σ, kantharos. Unpublished. Tkalec 2013, 19.TextImage
Entry for Damastium on the Digital Historia Numorum
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