Illyria, Dyrrhachion, AR Stater, c. 340-280 BC
City/Region:
Illyria, Dyrrhachion
Denomination:
AR Stater
Composition:
Silver
Date:
circa 340-280 BC
Obverse:
Cow standing right, looking back at suckling calf below, standing left; above, ΣΩ monogram
Reverse:
Δ-Y-P, double stellate pattern divided by line, within double linear square border; below, club; all within linear circular border
Size:
19mm, 10.70g, 5h
Grade:
VF, toned
Provenance:
ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 411 (13 December 2017), Lot 30
References:
Meadows, CH (forthcoming) 149 (this coin); BMC Thessaly [Illyria] p. 66, 27; HGC 3, 34; cf. SGCV I 1892 (diff. monogram); Maier –; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG Soutzos -

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This coin will be published in the forthcoming volume of Coin Hoards.

Dyrrhachion or Dyrrachium was founded by the ancient Greeks as Epidamnos in 627 BC. Later, the Romans renamed the city to Dyrrhachium. They were not fond of its original name, which bore similarities to the Latin word damnum ('loss' or 'harm').