The Magistrates of Argos

Circa 228-146 BC.

This list details the examples with the magistrate's name spelled out completely. There is another, earlier, series with similar symbols, but magistrate's names are abbreviated with 2-3 letters or a monogram.

 

Direction of Wolf

Magistrate

Symbol

Reference

Right AISXYLOS Thunderbolt Wroth, NC 1888, pg. 10
Right AGAQOKLEOS Harpa Cop 46
Right DAMAR Trident Cop 47

Right

DAMOSQE

Palm

BMC 112

Right

EPI KRATEOS

Star

BMC 113, Cop. 49

Right EUQUKLEOS Owl Hunterian 13
Right LEUKIOS Herm Lockett 2505
Right PELASGOS Harpa BMC 119
Right FAHNOS None Cop. 53
Right FAHNOS Trident head right Basil Demetriadi
Right FAHNOU None Basil Demetriadi
Right TRUIPC Caps of the Dioscuri BMC 121, Cop 52
Right XENOFILOU Radiate head of Helios BMC 117, Cop. 50

Left

LUDIADA

Boar’s head right

BMC 116, Cop 43

Left

EPI KRATEOS

Star

Weber 4194

Left

EPI KRATEOS

Star above Crescent

Weber 4193

Left

IERWNOS

Eagle on thunderbolt

BMC 114, Cop 42

Left

FILOKLHS

Vase

BMC 123

Left

FILOKLHS

Vase inscribed NE

BMC 124, Cop 45

 

This list is not a corpus of known specimens. After Copenhagen and BMC, only new varieties are added to the list. This list is a work in progress. If you have any varieties not included, I would like to know about them, preferably with a photograph. barry@bpmurphy.com

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