Ancient Coinage of Laconia, Lacedaemon

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KINGS OF SPARTA (chronological order)
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
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
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 varKleomenes III, Lakonia, Kings of Lakedaimon (Sparta), 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, and holding bow in left; goat standing right at feet. BMC 1 var (no wreath); Grunauer Group III, Series I. 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
ANS 1962-140-8Nabis, Tyrant of Sparta, AR tetradrachm, 207-192 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ NAΠEOΣ (sic), Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. ΩZ monogram beneath chair. ANS 1962.140.8.TextImage
Berlin ZfN 1898, 213Nabis, Tyrant of Sparta, AR tetradrachm, 207-192 BC. 30 mm, 16.94 g. Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet. / NABIOΣ downwards to right of Herakles, naked, sitting left on a rock which is covered with a lionskin, resting on upright club before him. Λ over star in upper left field, A over star in upper right field, thunderbolt in lower right field. Berlin p. 213 in ZfN 1898.TextImage
Montagu 416Nabis, Tyrant of Sparta, AR tetradrachm, 207-192 BC. 29.2 mm, 17.04 g. Laureate head of Nabis right. / BAIΛEΩΣ NABIOΣ (sic), Herakles, naked, sitting left on a rock which is covered with a lionskin, resting on upright club before him. Montagu 416 (this coin).TextImage
CIVIC ISSUES
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
BMC 37Lakedaemon, Laconia, AE 19, 35-31 BC. Jugate busts of the Dioskuri 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 Dioskuri 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 Dioskuri 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 the Dioskuri to left and right, ΛA monogram above, ΘE 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 the Dioskuri to left and right, ΛA monogram above, AYΓ 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 the Dioskuri to left and right; 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 the Dioskuri to left and right of monogram; I over Λ above, EY below; all within wreath. 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 Dioskuri left, wearing laureate pilei. RPC 1110.TextImage
SNG Cop 568ffLakedaimon (Sparta), Laconia. Circa 43-33 BC. AE20mm. Male bust right / Eagle standing right; monograms to left and 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 and 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
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