Typology of Emporion coins of the first half of the fifth century BC

Phocaean obol minted in Emporion in the first half of the 5th century BC from the so-called “treasure of the Empordà” (Ripollès, Chevillon 2020, 185, 18a)

In the latest issue of the magazine Archivo de Prehistoria Levantina the article by P. P. Ripollès and J.-A. Chevillon “Las acuñaciones post-arcaicas de Emporion (ca. 480/470-440 a. C.)” (APL XXXIII, Valencia, 2020, 167-198) has been published, which analyses the coins minted in the Greek city of Emporion during the so-called Phase C of the production of its mint (480/470-440 BC). A typology and seriation of the mintings is presented which, following the Phocaean-Persian weight Standard (stater of 11.04 g), issued mainly obols, hemiobols and tetartemoria, with an important variety of designs. It is a work of great value that will facilitate the classification and research of the Emporion coins of the classical period for researchers.

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