Agonistic Prize Crowns on the Coins of Perge

Erol-Ozdizbay A.

ADALYA, cilt.15, ss.203-221, 2012 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: ADALYA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.203-221


The present article deals with the definition and naming issues regarding agonistic prize crowns, which functioned like a prize cup. It then focuses on the agonistic prize crowns observed on Pergaian coins of the Roman Imperial period. Although agonistic coin iconography features great variety like wreaths, amphorae, urns for drawing lots, purses, athletes, agon personifications, depictions of agonothetes or gymnasiarchos and temples, the most prominent and frequent type is the agonistic prize crowns - given also as prize cups at the end of sports contests today.