Ancient Coinage of Aeolis, Grynion


Grynion in ancient Aeolis was located 40 stadia from Myrina and 70 from Elaea. Its many ruins, not yet fully explored, can be seen near Aliaga and just 15 km south of Yeni Sakran, Turkey, near the Aegean coast. The odd legend, beginning ΓYΡ led 17-19th century numismatists to attribute them to Pyrnus in Caria, mistaking the Γ for an archaic Π.

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BMC 1Grynion, Aeolis. ca 3rd Century BC. AE 16mm. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left. / ΓYΡNHΩN, mussel shell. BMC 1; SNG Cop 202ff; SNG von Aulock 7689; Laffaille, "Choix de Monnaies Grecques en Bronze," 147 = Laffaille 462 (this coin). TextImage
BMC 3-4Grynion, Aeolis. AE12, ca 3rd Century BC. 1.54 g. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left. / ΓYΡ-NH in two lines above and beneath mussel shell. BMC 3-4; Prokesch Inedita 1 (1859); Goektuerk 37 (in Anadolou 1999).TextImage
SNG Cop 202Grynium, Aeolis. AE17, civic issue. 300-200 BC. 3.92 g. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left. / ΓYΡNHΩN, mussel shell. SNG Cop 202-203; BMC 1-2.TextImage
SNG Cop 205Grynion, Aeolis. Before 306 BC. AE 12mm. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left / Mussel-shell. SNG Copenhagen 205-206. TextImage
SNG Cop 207Grynion, Aeolis, before 306 BC. AE10-12 mm, 1.30 gr. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΓΡY above a mussel-shell, club below. SNG Cop 207; SNG von Aulock 1620.TextImage
See also:Entry for Grynion on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Grynium in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum