Kolophon — A settlement in Ionia
Kolophon was an ancient city in Ionia. Founded around the turn of the first millennium BC, it was likely one of the oldest of the twelve cities of the Ionian League.

Colophon was renowned both for its cavalry and for the inhabitants' luxurious lifestyle, until Gyges of Lydia conquered it in the 7th century BC. Colophon then went into decline and was eclipsed by neighbouring Ephesus and by the rising naval power of Ionia, Miletus.

In Roman times Kolophon continued the decline and lost its importance. In face, the name was transferred to the site of the port village of Notium.

Modern location: Değirmendere Fev, Turkey
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An AR Drachm struck 322-319 BC in Kolophon
Obverse: head of young Heracles in lion's skin right

Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, barleycorn under throne, spear-spike right AΛEΞANΔPOY

Diameter: 17.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.86 g
Philip III in the name of Alexander III
Price 1751
(2) Antigones I
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An AR Drachm struck c. 310-301 BC in Kolophon
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

Reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; N in left field; Σ below throne.

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.21 g
No notes for this coin
Price 1802
(3) Kolophon
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An AR Tetartemorion struck 520-500 BC in Kolophon
Obverse: head of Apollo right

Reverse: incuse square

Diameter: 5.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.17 g
No notes for this coin
SNG von Aulock 1810 var(head right); SNG Kayhan 352
(4) Kolophon
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An AR Hemiobol struck 450-410 BC in Kolophon
Obverse: head of Apollo facing

Reverse: incuse square; HM

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.47 g
No notes for this coin
Milne, Colophon 3; SNG Kayhan 355; SNG Copenhagen 133-4 var.
(5) Kolophon
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An AE unit struck 320 - 294 BC in Kolophon
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right

Reverse: horse right; MHTPOΔΩPOΣ KOΛ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.61 g
Metrodoros magistrate
Cf. Kinns 125-32; SNG von Aulock 7915
(6) Kolophon
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An AE unit struck 330-285 BC in Kolophon
Obverse: diademed head of Apollo right

Reverse: lyre, palm right; AKAΣTOΣ ? KO

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.42 g
No notes for this coin
obverse - something like: BMC 38; SNG von Aulock 7912 revers: Kinns 50-51; Milne, Colophon 145-146
(7) Kolophon
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An AE unit struck 330-285 BC in Kolophon
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right

Reverse: rider holding spear pointed forwards & with chlamys flying behind, on horseback prancing right; KOΛ / APIΣTOΦANHΣ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.31 g
No notes for this coin
Milne 129; Vienna 36616