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Ancient Coinage of Thrace, Kardia

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BMC 1Kardia, Thrace. Ca 350-309 BC. AE 20mm 8.51 g). Wreathed head of Persephone left, wearing triple-pendant earring / KARDIA, Lion crouching left, broken spear in jaws; grain ear in exergue. SNG Copenhagen 862; BMC 1.TextImage
BMC 8Thrace, Kardia. ca 350 BC. AE 20mm. Wreathed head of Persephone left, in triple-pendant earring & necklace / KARDIA, lion standing left, breaking a spear held in its mouth; star below, kernel of grain in ex. SNG Cop 864. TextImage
BMC 11Kardia, Thrace. Ca 350-309 BC. AE 20mm, 6.60 g. Head of Persephone facing slightly left, wearing wreath of grain and triple-pendant earrings / KARDIA, lion standing left, head right, on barley grain; star to left. SNG Copenhagen 866; BMC 11.TextImage
BMC 18Kardia, Thrace. Ca. 350-309 BC. AE 11mm 1.17 gm. Lion's head left / KARDIA between grain ear and barley corn. SNG Copenhagen 871. BMC 18.TextImage
Moushmov 5479Thracian Chersones, Kardia AE18. 4th century BC. Head of Persephone left, wreathed with corn ears / KARDIA, lion standing left breaking spear in its mouth. TextImage
SNGCop 863Cardia, Thracian Chersonese, AE18. Head of Demeter left / lion standing left, breaking spear in its jaws, grain ear below. TextImage
SNG Cop 868Kardia, Thrace, AE12, 1.9 gr. ca. 350-309 BC. Panther springing left / KARDIA, Barley corn within linear square. SNG Copenhagen 868.TextImage
Sear #1598Kardia, Thrace, AE20. 350-309 BC. Head of Demeter right, wreathed with grain / KARDIA above lion left, gnawing its prey, corn ear below. BMC 9.
(2 examples)
Sear #1599Thrace, Kardia. c350 BC. AE 19mm. Three-quarter facing head of Persephone, turned slightly left, in triple-pendant earrings & necklace / KARDIA, lion standing left, head reverted; star before, grain kernel in ex. BMC 11, SNG Cop 866.TextImage
See also the Cardia section of Moushmov Online
See also: The Coinage of Kardia by Julia Tzvetkova of Sofia University, pdf on academia.edu.
Entry for Kardia on the Digital Historia Numorum
Article about Kardia on Seleukids.org
Entries for Thracian Cherronesos, for which Kardia may have been the mint city.
Search for Cardia in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Cardia in the RPC IV (Antonines) database at the Ashmolean Museum

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