circa 340-280 BC
Cow standing right, looking back at suckling calf below, standing left; above, ΣΩ monogram
Δ-Y-P, double stellate pattern divided by line, within double linear square border; below, club; all within linear circular border
19mm, 10.70g, 5h
ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 411 (13 December 2017), Lot 30
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').