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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
Museum Inventory No.
2848-2861
Material
Silver
Object Type
Coin
Coin Denomination
Sixth stater
Coin Mint
Phocaea or Smyrna
Issuers
Officina
Has Mint Mark
Has Control Mark
Has Monogram
Has Countermark
Hoard
Monograph 13 Catalog No.
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).
See Also
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