The Coin from Halikarnassos
Numismatists believe that this coin was struck between 500 and 480 BC. That period corresponds very closely to Artemisia I’s reign (496-479 BC). In my research, I have not come across a numismatist who attributes this coin to Artemisia I. However, since her reign occupies 79% and I believe that the A beneath the goat’s mouth is Artemisia I’s monogram, I have attributed the coin to her.
Artemisia I: 496-479 BC. Silver Obol, minted in Halikarnassos, 7mm diameter, 0.71g.
SNG Keckman 39; SNG Kayhan 757-8. Very Fine.
Reverse: Goat forepart left, A below goat’s mouth, all within incuse circle
Obverse: Pegasos forepart left charging