Kyrene, Cyrenaica (Kydios, magistrate)
[B]Kyrene, Cyrenaica (Kydios magistrate/moneyer; 331-322 BC.)
[u]Obv[/u]: Laureate (?) head of Apollo Karneios with hair in free curls, facing left; dotted circular border.
[u]Rev[/u]: Silphium plant (BMC Type IIIa); K - Y to left and right of plant; trace of circular incuse.
[u]Attribution[/u]: SNG Cop 1207; BMC Cyrenaica 165e (Pl.XVI, 5c)
[u]Provenance[/u]: ex. CNG 78 (#1004), 5.14.08
[u]Weight[/u]: 2.88 gm
[u]Maximal Diameter[/u]: 15.46 mm
[u]Note[/u]: Rare drachm type.
Of the KY on the reverse, Robinson writes, "The letters KY on nos. 147-49 (Pl. XV. 16-19) may be the ethnic, but as all the other 1/10 staters (litra) bear personal names, and very few an ethnic addition, it is more natural to regard them as the initials of a name.