Miltiades II and his alleged mint in the Chersonesos

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Davis, Gillan and Sheedy, Kenneth. (2019). Miltiades II and his alleged mint in the Chersonesos. Historia: Zeitschrift fuer Alte Geschichte. 68(1), pp. 11-25. https://doi.org/10.25162/historia-2019-0001
AuthorsDavis, Gillan and Sheedy, Kenneth
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Miltiades II is credited with issuing a series of coins which play a key part in determining the nature of his rule in the Chersonesos, as well as attesting to the use of the Attic monetary standard in the region before the Ionian War. In this paper we provide a new corpus and analysis of the coins which we use to show that the coins were not minted on the Attic standard. Instead we demonstrate they were minted on the ‘heavy’ Persian standard which was only introduced c. 480 B. C. Ironically, it appears the coins were not symbols of Athenian control, but were minted at Kardia and used for trade in the Persian-dominated region sometime in the period from 478-466 B. C.

KeywordsMiltiades II; Chersonesos; mint; Attic standard; Persian standard; tri-siglos
Year2019
JournalHistoria: Zeitschrift fuer Alte Geschichte
Journal citation68 (1), pp. 11-25
PublisherFranz Steiner Verlag GmbH
ISSN0018-2311
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.25162/historia-2019-0001
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85065574252
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