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Persian Empire, Satrapy of Lydia and Ionia, Spithridates, Small Bronze Coin, Kyme

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Persian Empire, Satrapy of Lydia and Ionia, Spithridates, Small Bronze Coin, Kyme (obverse) Persian Empire, Satrapy of Lydia and Ionia, Spithridates, Small Bronze Coin, Kyme (reverse)

This small bronze is an issue of Spithridates, the satrap of Lydia and Ionia. Spithridates ( c. 334 BC) had himself portrayed by a Greek engraver; we make out his tiara, a typical Persian headgear resembling a bag from leather, of which the upper part was folded upward. The reverse of the coin depicts the prosoma of a horse and a monogram.

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