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Offline Benson

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Thasos silver fraction - Diobol or Trihemiobol?
« on: September 07, 2016, 01:54:15 AM »
Dear fellow collectors,

One of the oldest coins in my collection, a silver coin from Thasos, Thrace.
Obverse: Satyr running right
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square

Diameter: 11,41mm
Weight: 1.19g

Now, here comes my question: Is this a Diobol, or a Trihemiobol?
There seems to be confusion about regarding this issue.
I was told the correct catalogue attribution should be Rosen 144-145 and maybe SNG Cop 191 ff. (Lete). Now why Lete? I am confused alright.

Please, if you can, enlighten me, and make the old Greeks proud! :-)

-Ben

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Re: Thasos silver fraction - Diobol or Trihemiobol?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2016, 02:10:56 AM »
PS: Minting date 525-462 BC, I forgot to add it above.