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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 12Damastion, Illyria. AR-Drachm, 2.93 g., 16 mm. 4th century BC. Female head right, wearing stephane and earring / DAMA[STIWN off flan], Portable ingot, trumpet with two mouthpieces, swastika in centre. BMC 12; May 129.TextImage
May XI, 22Damastion, Illyria, AR drachm, ca. 350-330 BC. 2.16 g. Laureate head of Apollo right / DAM AST [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 / DAMASTIN (retrograde), portable ingot with handle. May 22a (same dies).TextImage
May 22bIllyro-Paeonian Region, Damastion AR Drachm. ca 380-360 BC. Female head left / DAMASTINWN, 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 / DA-MA-STI[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 / DAMASTINWN, 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 / DAMAS-TINWN, 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 / KHFI to left of tripod with legs ending in lion's feet, set on basis inscribed DAMAST, INWN to right. cf. SNG Ashmolean 3313. TextImage
May 64Illyro-Paeonian Region, Damastion AR Tetradrachm. ca 360-345 BC. Magistrate Kephisophon. Laureate head of Apollo right / KHF---, tripod, legs ending in lion's feet, set on basis inscribed DAMAS. TextImage
SNGCop 555Illyro-Paeonian Region, Damastion AR Tetradrachm. ca 400-345 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left / DAMASTINW, tripod with legs ending in lion's feet. May, Damastion Group V. TextImage
Entry for Damastium on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Damastium in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
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Search for Damastion in the RPC IV (Antonines) database at the Ashmolean Museum

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