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The Ancient Coinage of Lete

Listed by Moushmov Number

Including additional items for this online edition, with numbers in italics.

LETE

(about 500 – 480 B.C.) east of Thessalonica.

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Autonomous silver coins.

6340 Satyr seated right, holding in right hand his axe; in the margin behind three balls, in front – two balls. Rev. : Incuse square, irregular. 9 mm.
Macedonia, Lete AR Trihemiobol or Eighth Stater. Satyr squatting right, three pellets behind, two in front / incuse square divided diagonally. SNG ANS 971.
6341 Satyr seated right, holding sometimes rhyton (cup in form of deer’s or calf’s head); in the margin two balls. Rev. : Incuse square divided into 4 triangles. 12 mm.
Sear 1301. Macedon, Lete AR Trihemiobol or Eighth Stater. ca 530-480 BC. Satyr squatting right; 2 pellets flanking / incuse square divided diagonally. Moushmov 6341, SNG ANS 972, Rosen 157.
6342 Satyr naked, squatting right (head indistinct on the coin). Rev. : Incuse square. 10 mm. Plate XLIX 10.
Macedon, 'Lete'. Circa 530-480 BC. AR 1/8 Stater. Satyr squatting right; pellets around / Incuse square divided diagonally. AMNG 25, Svoronos 13-17, SNG ANS 971-972.
6343 Satyr naked ithyphallic, grasping Maenad, which is running, by her hair. Rev. : Incuse square divided into 4 parts. 18 mm.
6344 Satyr bearded, naked, ithyphallic, with hair falling behind, grasping with right hand Maenad, which is resisting, and with left hand is fondling her chin; in the margin three balls or globes. Rev. : Incuse square divided into 4 parts. 23 mm. Plate XLIX 4.
Macedon, “Lete” AR Stater. ca 525-480 BC. Ithyphallic satyr grasping hand of fleeing nymph; three pellets around / Diagonally divided incuse square. AMNG 15, SNG ANS 958, Dewing 1022.
6345 Another similar with two balls and the letter Λ.
6346 …NIAT E Λ. (read inverted). The same image. Rev. : The same. 20 mm.
6347 NOINIAT EΛ. (read inverted). The same image and two balls. Rev. : The same. 23 mm.
6348 NOIATEΛ. (read inverted). Centaur kneeing, holding woman in arms. Rev. : NOIATEΛ. (read inverted). Helmet. All in incuse square. 20 mm. Plate XLIX 6.
Sear 1300. Macedonia, Lete AR Stater. ca 500 BC. LETAION, centaur running right carrying protesting nymph / crested helmet in incuse square. Moushmov 6348, AMNG 27cf, Weber 1821.
6349 Satyr naked, ithyphallic, with one of the knees on the ground, right hand behind, holding with left hand his penis. Rev. : Incuse square. 10 mm.
Macedonia, Lete AR Obol or Twelfth Stater (.8g). ca 500-480 BC. Satyr running right in squatting posture / shallow quadripartite incuse square. Rosen 145, SNG Cop 192.
6350 Centaur bearded right, with turned head and one of the knees on the ground, holding in right hand cup with two handles; above the letter Λ and two balls. Rev. : Incuse square divided into 4 parts. 10 mm. There are some other variants.
6351 Satyr naked ithyphallic, bearded, with falling hair, standing right; with right hand holding his horse’s tail behind, extending his left hand towards a Maenad, which is standing in front of him. The Maenad is holding flower, and in left hand down – wreath. Balls between them. Rev. : Incuse square divided into 4 parts. 20 mm. Plate XLIX 3.
6352 Satyr naked ithyphallic, talking with Maenad; with right hand holding his horse’s tail behind, and with the left – his penis. Maenad standing in front of him, with right raising hand. In the margin – 3 balls. Rev. : The same. 20 mm. Plate XLIX 5.
Macedon, Lete. Circa 530-520 BC. AR Stater. Nude ithyphallic satyr with horse's tail standing right facing nymph standing left, pellets around / diagonally divided incuse square.
6353 Satyr naked, with horse’s tail, half-squatting right; in right hand holding his tail, and in the left – his penis. Rev. : The same. 12 mm. Plate XLIX 7.
Sear 1302. Macedon, Lete AR Trihemiobol or Eighth Stater. Late 6th-early 5th Century BC. Naked satyr running right in a crouching posture / shallow quadripartite incuse square. Moushmov 6342, SNG Lockett 1328, BMC 29, SNG Cop 193.
6354 Satyr with horse’s tail, half-squatting right, right hand behind. Rev. : Lion’s head with wide opened mouth, right, within incuse square. 15 mm. Plate XLIX 9.
6355 Centaur bearded, bareheaded, half-kneeing right, with both raised hands; holding in left hand rounded stone or ball; turning head back, and the hair falling on his shoulders. Rev. : Incuse square divided into 4 parts. 18 mm. Plate XLIX 1.
6356 Satyr naked, ithyphallic, bearded, with the hair falling on his shoulders, dashing after Maenad; he is with horse’s legs and tail; right hand back, extending left hand towards face of Meanad, who is running and turning. Rev. : Incuse square divided into 4 parts. 20 mm. Plate XLIX 2.
Sear 1299. Thraco-Macedonian Tribes, Lete AR Stater. ca 520-485 BC. Naked, ithyphallic satyr striding right, pursuing nymph fleeing right, her head reverted; he grasps her arm with his right hand & caresses her face with his left; three pellets in field / square incuse divided diagonally. Moushmov 6356, BMC 22, AMNG 15-16, Svoronos 16c-e, SNG ANS 955-958.
6357 Satyr naked standing in front of Maenad, and fondling her chin. Rev. : Incuse square. 15 mm. Plate XLIX 8.
6358 Satyr naked, ithyphallic, with horse’s ears and tail, with human legs , standing right, with right raised hand, and with left hand grasped a Maenad by her right hand, which he pulling towards his penis. It seems that the Maenad is holding wreath in her left hand. In the margin – two globes. Rev. : Incuse square divided into 4 parts. 19 mm.
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