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ID:     dia
Type:     Greek
Region:     THESSALY
City:     Dia
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Chalkous
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     c. 350 BC
Diameter:     14 mm
Weight:     2.39 g
Obverse Description:     Head of Zeus r., hair bound with tainia in the form of a wreath, vertical thunderbolt behind
Reverse Legend:     ΔΙΑ−ΩИ
Reverse Description:     Demeter in long chiton seated l. on throne with a back, feet on footstool, phiale in outstretched r. hand, sceptre held diagonally in l., below throne, small Δ
Mint:     Dia
Primary Reference:     CNG Triton XV, 64
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=198674
Special Comments:     See also : Studies Price, p. 115, Issue I, 1 (but as Dion in Macedonia) corr. , Hatzopoulos/Psoma, p. 11, 1 (as Dia in Thessaly).
Grade:     gVF
Notes:     Other than its location and the small number of mid 4th century BC coins that have been found and published since the 1990s, virtually nothing is known about Dia. It was apparently not a polis in either political or urban terms. Virtually all the known coins of Dia, including the example that appeared in Bankhaus Aufhäuser 15 (21 March 2000) 137 (the only other example of a coin from Dia offered for public sale), are now in museums - all the pieces published in 1998 that were not already in public collections were donated to the Athens Cabinet.