Ancient Coinage of Crete, Sybrita


Sybrita or Sivritos, in the interior of Crete, modern Thronos.

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BMC 1Sybrita, Crete. AR Stater. ca 330 BC. 10.98 g. Youthful Dionysos, wearing long chiton and holding a thyrsos, riding on panther leaping left. / ΣYBΡITIΩN, Hermes, naked but for chlamys, standing left, right foot on a rock, tying the laces of his sandal. Caduceus in left field. BMC 1; Kraay-Hirmer 553; Le Rider 266; Pozzi 2010; Mionnet II, 316; Traité 10; Bernhart 818; Kurth Dionysos 1479.TextImage
BMC 2Sybrita, Crete. AR hemiobol. 400-300 BC. 0.47 g. Top of a caduceus, (resembles an "8"). / vΣ monogram in incuse square. BMC 2.TextImage
BMC 3Sybrita, Crete. AE 12.5 mm, 4th century BC. 1.15 g. Head of Hermes to right, wearing petasos, caduceus behind head. / ΣYBΡITIΩN, Jaw bone (often mistaken for a dolphin). BMC 3-4; Svoronos 10; Hunter 4; Paris 2852; Mionnet II, 319 (rev as "dolphin").TextImage
Jameson 2136Sybrita, Crete. AR Stater. 400-300 BC. 12.09 g. Bearded head of Dionysus right, wreathed with ivy, bunch of grapes to right. / ΣYBΡITIΩN, head of Hermes right, wearing petasos and chlamys, caduceus to right. Jameson 2136 (this coin); Traité III, 1712; Svoronos 4.TextImage
Svoronos 1Sybrita, Crete. AR Stater. ca 330–300 BC. Bearded Dionysus, wreathed with ivy, enthroned left, holding cantharus in extended right hand and thyrsus in left / ΣYBΡITION, Hermes standing left, petasus at back of neck, holding phiale in right hand and kerykeion in left. SNG Lockett 2608 (this coin).TextImage
Svoronos 5Sybrita, Crete. AR Stater. 330-280 BC. 10.93 g. Youthful head of Dionysus right, wreathed with ivy, bunch of grapes behind head. / ΣYBΡITION, Hermes standing left, holding caduceus. Svoronos 5; Mionnet II, 317; Hunter 3.TextImage
Svoronos 30Sybrita, Crete. AR Stater. 360-330 BC. 11.98 g. Europa sitting left in plane tree, resting her chin on her right hand. / TRMVPOS retrograde, bull standing right, head turned back, fly above, dolphin below. Svoronos 30 (as Gortyn).TextImage
Entry for Sybrita on the Digital Historia Numorum
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