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Ancient Coinage of Laconia, Lacedaemon

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Agora XXVI, 767Lakedaimon, Sparta. AE12.5, 1.96g. 223-222 BC. Caps of the Dioskuri each surmounted by a star / Λ-A to left and right of club. Agora N408; Agora XXVI, 767; Grunauer Group VII, a.TextImage
BCD 839Areus I, King of Lakedaimon (Sparta), AR Obol, 0.93 g. 309-265 BC. Head of bearded Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / Club, with handle upwards, between two stars with five rays. BMC 2-3; BCD 839 (this coin).TextImage
BCD 840Areus I, King of Lakedaimon (Sparta), AR Obol, 0.77 g. 309-265 BC. Head of bearded Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / Club, with handle upwards, between two stars with six rays. BCD 840; Grunauer group II, series 1.TextImage
BMC 1Kleomenes III, Kings of Lakedaimon (Sparta). 235-221 BC. AR Tetradrachm, 16.37 g. Diademed head of Kleomenes left / L-A, cult statue of Apollo of Amyclae right, brandishing spear overhead in right hand, holding bow in left; goat standing right at feet, wreath in left field. BMC 1; BCD Pelop. 842; Grunauer III, Series 2, 10.1 (this coin); Jameson 1252 (ditto); Norman Davis 166 (ditto); SNG Lockett 2485.TextImage
BMC 1 varLakonia, Kings of Lakedaimon (Sparta), Kleomenes III AR Tetradrachm. Struck circa 227-222 BC. Diademed head of Kleomenes left / Λ-A, cult statue of Apollo of Amyclae right, brandishing spear overhead in right hand, & holding bow in left; goat standing right at feet. BMC 1 var (no wreath); Grunauer Group III, Series I. TextImage
BMC 37Lakedaemon, Laconia, AE 19, 35-31 BC. Jugate busts of the Dioscouri to right, wearing laureate pilei, stars above their heads / Λ-A across upper fields, Δ-A across lower fields, two amphorae entwined by serpents, all within olive wreath. BMC 37; Grunauer series XV.TextImage
BMC 39Lakedaimon, Laconia, AE19, 3.45 gr. ca. 35-31 BC. Jugate busts of the Dioscouri to right, wearing laureate pilei / Λ-A across fields, two amphorae, serpent-entwined, ΔE-I below, all within olive wreath. BMC 39; Grunauer XV, 6 var. Kroll 1997, 27.TextImage
BMC 54Lakedaimon, Laconia, AE27, 14.20 gr. ca. 35-31 BC. Jugate busts of the Dioscouri to right, wearing laureate pilei / ΛA above AΡICTO-KΡATHC in two lines, Π on MA monogram below, all within olive wreath. BMC 54; Grunauer XXI, 2.TextImage
Clerk 315Achaean League, Lacedaemon (Sparta) AR Hemidrachm. ca 175-168 BC. Laureate head of Zeus Amarios right / AX monogram, Caps of Dioskouroi on either side, ΛA monogram above, QE monogram below, all within wreath. SNG Cop 319. TextImage
Clerk 316Achaean League, Lacedaemon (Sparta) AR Hemidrachm. ca 85 BC. Laureate head of Zeus Amarios right / AX monogram, Caps of Dioskouroi on either side, ΛA monogram above, AYG monogram below, all within wreath. BCD 865.2. TextImage
Clerk 319Achaean League, Lacedaemon. Circa 85 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Zeus Amarios right / AX monogram, Caps of Dioskouroi, surmounted by stars, on either side; ΛA monogram above, ΩM monogram below, all within wreath. BCD 865.4, SNG Cop 320. TextImage
Clerk 321Achaean League, Lacedaemon. Circa 192 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Zeus Amarios right / Caps of Dioskouroi to left and right of monogram; I over Λ above, EY below; all within wreath. TextImage
Nomos 1, 77Areus I, king of Lakedaimon (Sparta), Laconia, AR tetradrachm, 16.91 g. Ca 267-265 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡEOΣ, Zeus seated left on high-backed throne, holding eagle and sceptre. H beneath throne, club in exergue. BCD -; Grunauer 1 var; Nomos 1, lot 77.TextImage
RPC 1101Lakedaimon (Sparta), Lakonia. AE20. L. Sempronius Atratinus. Ca 39 BC. ATRATINOC, bare head right / Λ-A ΦI-ΔA, partially ligate across fields, eagle standing right. RPC 1101. Sear, Imperators 607; Grunauer XVI, 9; BCD 900.TextImage
RPC 1106Lakedaimon (Sparta), Laconia, AE15 Sextans, 1.74 g. ca 16 BC. Bare head of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa right / Λ-A EY-ΡYKΛE in three lines to left and right of caduceus. RPC 1106; BMC 118; BCD 925 (this coin); Grunauer XXIX.TextImage
RPC 1110Sparta, Lakedaimon, Laconia, AE20, 8.06 gr. ca. 2 BC–31 AD. C. Julius Laco. Bare, bearded head of Herakles left / Λ-A, EΠI ΛAKΩNOC, Jugate busts of the Dioscouri left, wearing laureate pilei. RPC 1110.TextImage
SNGCop 568ffLakedaimon (Sparta), Laconia. Circa 43-33 BC. AE20mm. Male bust right / Eagle standing right; monograms to left & right. TextImage
SNG Cop 592Lakonia, Lakedaimon (Sparta)AE 35mm. Ca 35-31 BC. Jugate heads of the Dioskouroi right, each in a laureate pileus / Λ-A within laurel wreath. Grunauer Group XX (V2/R5), BMC -, Laffaille 375. TextImage
SNG Cop 597Lakonia, Lakedaimon (Sparta). ca 35-31 BC. AE25mm. E TIMAN­POC, laureate head of Apollo right / Λ-A, Artemis standing left, leaning on spear held in her left hand, right arm extended, hound at her feet; monograms left & right. TextImage
SNG Cop 603Lakedaimon (Sparta), Laconia, ca 31-2 BC. AE23mm. Head of Zeus right / Λ-A EΠI EYΡYKΛEOΣ, legend in four lines to left and right of a club; all within laurel wreath. RPC I 1103, BMC 63.TextImage
Weber 4141Kleomenes III, king of Lakedaimon (Sparta), Laconia, AR tetradrachm, 16.83 g. 235-221 BC. Diademed head of Kleomenes left / Λ-A, cult statue of Apollo of Amyclae right, brandishing spear overhead in right hand, and holding bow in left; stag standing right at foot. BMC 1 var (no wreath); Grunauer III, Series I; Weber 4141.TextImage
HADRIAN
BMC 74 varHadrian, AE27 (2 Assaria) of Lakedaimon, Laconia. 10.14 gr. Ca 123-129 AD. KAICAΡ TΡAIA AΔΡIANOC C, laureate, heroic bust right, drapery on left shoulder / ΛAKEΔAIMONΩN in two lines beneath the Dioskuri on horseback galloping right within a surround of small crescents. BCD Peloponnesos 939 var. (bust type); BMC 74 var; Grunauer XXXVII, Series 7.TextImage
Entry for Lacedaemon on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Lacedaemon in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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