Aspendos, Pamphylia (unknown magistrate)
[B]Aspendos, Pamphylia (unknown, magistate; 200-100 BC.)
[u]Obv[/u]: Round shield with dotted border.
[u]Rev[/u]: Head of Athena in crested helmet, facing right; O-Theta legend flanking either side of Athena; arrow point in lower right field.
[u]Attribution[/u]: cf.SNG France 141; cf.SNG Cop. 261; var. Sear 5487 (misattr).
[u]Provenance[/u]: ex. Frascatius Ancients (#8407414690); ex. Kunker Auction 104 (#362)
[u]Weight[/u]: 2.20 gm
[u]Maximal Diameter[/u]: 14 mm
[u]Note[/u]: Though somewhat speculative the O-Theta monogram on this AE issues, as well as on AR staters of the period, likely represent an unknown Pamphylian magistrate.
There is a whole series of Aspendos bronze issues with letters and monograms, the majority of which there is a corresponding stater with the same letters. It is reasonably safe to assume that since with have the same initials on bronze and silver issues, the two probably originated from the same mint (B.P. Murphy, personal communication).