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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2848, from hoard of coins. Obverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2848, from hoard of coins. Reverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2849, from hoard of coins. Obverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2849, from hoard of coins. Reverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2850, from hoard of coins. Obverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2850, from hoard of coins. Reverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2851, from hoard of coins. Obverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2851, from hoard of coins. Reverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2852, from hoard of coins. Obverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2852, from hoard of coins. Reverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2853, from hoard of coins. Obverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2853, from hoard of coins. Reverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2854, from hoard of coins. Obverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2854, from hoard of coins. Reverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2855, from hoard of coins. Obverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2855, from hoard of coins. Reverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2856, from hoard of coins. Obverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2856, from hoard of coins. Reverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2857, from hoard of coins. Obverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2857, from hoard of coins. Reverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2858, from hoard of coins. Obverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2858, from hoard of coins. Reverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2859, from hoard of coins. Obverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2859, from hoard of coins. Reverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2860, from hoard of coins. Obverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2860, from hoard of coins. Reverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2861, from hoard of coins. Obverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Silver Ionian sixth-stater (hekte), no. Izmir 2861, from hoard of coins. Reverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Hoard of Coins from Old Smyrna/Bayraklı: 14 Silver Ionian Sixth-Staters (Hektai)

Date
Late sixth or early fifth century BC, Late Lydian (Persian)
Museum
Izmir, Archaeological Museum, 2848-2861
Inventory No.
2848-2861
Material
Silver
Object Type
Coin
Coin Denomination
Sixth stater
Coin Mint
Phokaia or Smyrna
Site
Old Smyrna/Bayraklı
Description
Fourteen small silver sixth-stater coins. Obverse: female head facing left, wearing close-fitting cap held in place by band (or helmet?); circular earring. Reverse: single quadripartite incuse square. Diameter 0.009-0.0115; weight (2848-2861): 1.28, 1.27, 1.33, 1.28, 1.32, 1.25, 1.37, 1.29, 1.29, 1.31, 1.26, 1.21, 1.28, 1.27 g.
Comments
From the same hoard as the Lydian and Persian coins, these small Ionian Greek coins undoubtedly come from a local mint. This is often identified as Phokaia, but was perhaps Smyrna itself (Robinson).
Discussed
Kroll, “Coins of Sardis”
Bibliography
Cook 1958, 30, pl. 3a; Akurgal 1961, 151, fig. 106; Robinson 1958; Robinson 1960, 32 nos. 1-14; Aydemir et al. 1997, 24, nos. 1-14.
Author
NDC