circa 340-280 BC
Cow standing right, looking back at suckling calf below, standing left; above, ΣΩ monogram
Δ-Y-P (retrograde), double stellate pattern divided by line, within double linear square border; below, club; all within linear circular border
21.98mm, 10.9g, 10h
VF, weak obverse strike
ex Triskeles Auction 22(15 December 2017), Lot 77; ex Classical Numismatic Group (2017)
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').