Ionia, Ephesos. Lead tessera c. 2nd-3rd century AD / Boar's head

Ancient Coins - Ionia, Ephesos. Lead tessera c. 2nd-3rd century AD / Boar's head
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Ionia, Ephesos. Lead tessera c. 2nd-3rd century AD
Boar's head right; X above, I• star below
Reverse blank
Gülbay/Kirec - ; 17mm, 5.56 g; good VF

Attribution of this tessera type to the extensive Ephesian series of lead tesserae is due to the boar’s head, an animal which figures in the founding myth of the city and is also depicted, as part of a scene showing Androklos, on another tessera (Gülbay/Kirec 130).

Ex Tom Vossen collection of Roman lead objects.

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