Ancient Coinage of Crete, Itanos


[Svoronos 35]

Itanos, at the extreme northeast point of the island of Crete. The town dates from Minoan times. An Egyptian garrison established here in the 3rd c. BC. led to increasing Ptolemaic influence over the island's politics.

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Babelon II-3, 1415Itanos, Crete, AR stater. Ca. 350-320 BC. 26 mm, 11.25 g. ITANION, Triton right with fish's tail, left hand raised and with his right brandishing a trident downwards. / Two sea monsters facing each other. Babelon II-3, 1415; Svoronos, Crète ancienne 20; Luynes 2356.TextImage
BMC 4Itanos, Crete, AR stater. Ca. 350-320 BC. 11.28 g. Triton right with fish's tail, left hand raised and with his right spearing a fish with a trident. / ITA, two sea monsters facing each other. BMC 4; Svoronos, Crète ancienne 21; Mionnet Supp IV, 188; Traité II-3, 1416.TextImage
BMC 5Itanos, Crete, AR stater. Ca. 350-320 BC. 11 g. Triton right with fish's tail, left hand raised and with his right spearing a fish with a trident. / ITANION, two sea monsters facing each other. BMC 5; Wroth 5 in NC III, IV; Svoronos, Crète ancienne 22; Traité II-3, 1422.TextImage
BMC 15 Itanos, Crete, AR Hemidrachm. 320-270 BC. Helmeted head of Athena left / ITANIΩN, eagle standing left, Sea-god Glaukos right with trident, all in incuse square. TextImage
BMC 17Itanos, Crete, AR hemidrachm, 320-270 BC. 2.69 g. Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with a palmette / ITANIΩN to right of eagle standing left, head turned back. BMC 17; Svoronos Crete 32; Traité 1430.TextImage
BMC 23Itanos, Crete, AR obol. 320-270 BC. 0.71 g. Helmeted head of Athena right. / Star of eight rays. BMC 23; Svoronos, Crète ancienne 33.TextImage
Svoronos 4Crete, Itanus AR Stater. ca 425–380 BC. Sea god Glaukos right, with human torso and fishy tail, holding transverse trident in right hand and fish by tail in left / Eight-rayed star in incuse square with square border. Traegger A 7. TextImage
Svoronos 35Crete, Itanos AR Stater. Circa 300-280 BC. Head of Athena left, in crested Attic helmet decorated with palmette / ITANIΩN, eagle standing left, head right; in right field, Triton right, holding trident; all within incuse square. LeRider 15. TextImage
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Svoronos 36Crete, Itanos AR Drachm. ca 300-280 BC. Head of Athena left, in crested Attic helmet decorated with palmette / ITANIΩN, eagle standing left, head right; in right field, Triton right, holding trident; all within incuse square. LeRider 3, BMC 13. TextImage
Svoronos 39Crete, Itanus AR Obol. ca 330–300 BC. Head of Athena left, in crested Attic helmet ornamented with palmettes / Star of eight rays. TextImage
Svoronos 42Itanos, Crete, AE15. Ca. 320-270 BC. 3 g. Helmeted head of Athena left. / Star of 16 rays with Θ in centre. Svoronos, Crète ancienne 42.TextImage
Svoronos 43Itanos, Crete, AE14. Ca. 320-270 BC. 3.21 g. Helmeted head of Athena left. / Star of 16 rays with E in centre. Svoronos, Crète ancienne 43.TextImage
Sear 3321Itanos, Crete, c. 320-270 BC, AR hemidrachm, 14mm, 2.2g. Head of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet / Eagle standing left, head turned back. Sear Greek 3321; BMC 23.TextImage
Sear 3322Itanos, Crete, AR 12 mm obol. ca 320-270 BC. 0.66 g. Helmeted head of Athena left. / Star of eight rays. Svoronos 39; SNG Cop 477; BMC 19; Sear SG 3322. sg3322 TextImage