Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

The Coinage of Hippias of Athens in the Light of a New Specimen

Sep 15, 2022, 11:40 AM
20m
Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall

Auditorium Maximum - Adam Mickiewicz Hall

on-line oral presentation S12. GREECE 12. NORTHERN & CENTRAL GREECE

Speaker

Koray Konuk (Centre National de La Recherche Scientifique, Institut Ausonius)

Description

A unique obol issued in the name of Hippias of Athens found in the Cabinet des Médailles in Paris has intrigued numismatists for over a century, some of them even questioned its authenticity. Another such obol was sold at auction in 2017 and appears to be from the same dies as the Paris unique specimen. This new example, definitely genuine as demonstrated in this paper, gives us the opportunity to re-examine a very unusual coinage in the political context of Athens during the late Archaic period.

Primary author

Koray Konuk (Centre National de La Recherche Scientifique, Institut Ausonius)

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