Lampsakos — A settlement in Mysia
Lampsakos was an ancient Greek city strategically located on the eastern side of the Hellespont in Mysia.

Originally known as Pityusa or Pityussa, it was colonized from Phocaea and Miletus and during the 6th and 5th centuries BC, Lampsacus was successively dominated by Lydia, Persia, Athens, and Sparta; Artaxerxes I assigned it to Themistocles with the expectation that the city supply the Persian king with its famous wine.

A revolt against the Athenians in 411 BC was put down by force. In 196 BC, the Romans defended the town against Antiochus the Great, and it became an ally of Rome, under whose sovereignty it prospered.

The philosopher Anaxagoras was forced to retire to Lampsacus after a trial in Athens around 434-33 BC. The citizens of Lampsacus erected an altar to Mind and Truth in his honor, and observed the anniversary of his death for many years.

Modern location: Unknown
(1) Alexander III | Antigones I
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An AR Drachm struck c. 310-301 BC in Lampsakos
Obverse: head of young Heracles in lion's skin right

Reverse: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, forepart of pegasus left in the left field; AΛEΞANΔPOY / (NO)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.1 g
No notes for this coin
Price 1382; Müller 612
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An AE unit struck 27 BC-14 AD in Lampsakos
Obverse: CEBACTOY, Head of Augustus facing right, wearing laurel wreath

Reverse: ΛAMΨAK, Priapus standing facing left

Diameter: 15 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 3.22 g
No notes for this coin
RPC I 2274
(3) Lampsakos
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An AR Diobol struck 400-200 BC in Lampsakos
Obverse: Janiform female head

Reverse: helmeted head of Athena right, bee to the right; ΛA_M

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1 g
No notes for this coin
SNG France 1190
(4) Lampsakos
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An AR Hekte struck c. 500-450 BC in Lampsakos
Obverse: forepart of Pegasos right

Reverse: quadripartite incuse square

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.1 g
pale EL hekte (1/6 stater)
Traité I 104 = J.P. Six, "Monnaies grecques, inédites et incertaines (suite)" in NC 1894, p. 314 and pl. XIII, 8; Triton X, lot 272; CNG 94, 459; CNG 88, lot 295.