Aspendos, Pamphylia (Turkey)Silver Stater, 4th century BCE
weight: 10.3g (Persian standard), width: 2.36cm; die axis: 11h
OBVERSE: In dotted circle, two wrestlers locked in opening hold; between them, mint mark FE (digamma epsilon).
REVERSE: In dotted circle, slinger aiming sling right.
In left field, Greco-Pamphylian inscription ESTFEDIIYS (= Estwediiys, "Aspendian").
In right field, a triskeles of human legs (badge of the city); below that a club of Herakles and part of the Greek letter Phi.
HFMA nr. 2006.010.001. Ref.: Brixhe (1976) 195 nr. 11.
The slinger on the reverse may be a punning reference to the city's name since sphendone ("sling") sounds similar to Aspendos. The triskeles (three human legs with bent knees arranged in a wheel-like formation) to the slinger's right is the city's badge.
The FE on the obverse and the partially visible Phi on the reverse could be initials of the magistrates that supervised the city mint.
Brixhe, Claude, Le dialecte grec de Pamphylie: documents et grammaire. Paris, 1976, pp. 191-200.