Numerical letters on Syrian coins: Offician or sequence marks? [17 p., 5 pl.]

 

Author

Kevin Butcher

Abstract

Coins issued by cities in northern Syria from the late first to early third centuries often bear Greek numerals on their reverses. The meaning of the letters has never been satisfactorily explained. This paper considers some of the competing explanations, and presents a die study of some of the relevant issues.

 

 

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