A new Fraction from Mysia and the coinage of Parion

Damián Salgado


A hitherto apparently unpublished silver fraction raises again the question of identification of Fifth Century Parion issues, and the origin of the “calf licking his back” type. While most references attribute the silver coins of this type with an incuse square reverse to Macedonian mints, we suggest here that some of these coins, including this apparently unpublished specimen, might be identified as the earliest, mid-fifth Century BC issues of Parion in Mysia.

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