1352 - Thasos (tetradrachm Dionysus/Heracles) over Aesillas (Alexander/club) (Stack’s, 24 Apr. 2008, 2077)

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SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 1352


90 BCE - 60 BCE | ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘAΣIΩN

Images
Overstriking coin
Thasos on Aesillas - Stack’s, 24 Apr. 2008, 2077.jpg [1]
Overstruck variety
Thasos on Aesillas - Stack’s, 24 Apr. 2008, 2077 overstruck variety.jpg
Location/history
Sale(s)Sale(s) : Stack’s, 24 Apr. 2008, 2077 = Tallent & Belzberg Collections
Private collection(s)Private collection(s) : coll. Rick Witschonke

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘAΣIΩN (Greek) Herakles standing left, nude but for lion's skin over his shoulder and left arm, resting right hand on club, in the inner left field, monogram
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: Thasos Ancient regionAncient region. Thrace Modern countryModern country: Greece AuthorityIdentifies the issuing power. The authority can be "pretended" when the name or the portrait of X is on the coin but he/she was not the issuing power. It can also be "uncertain" when there is no mention of X on the coin but he/she was the issuing power according to the historical sources: Roman Republic
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 90 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 60 BCE Hellenistic 323-30 BC Nomisma.org periodTime period of the numismatic object.
Physical description
MetalThe physical material (usually metal) from which an object is made.: Silver Nomisma.org WeightWeight of the numismatic object (in grams). in grams: 16.7416.74 g <br />16,740 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: tetradrachm Nomisma.org
StandardStandard.: Attic
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Callataÿ 2021a, p. 281, n° 6 Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: Prokopov 20061Prokopov 2006, Group XIII [close to OBBd1], Callataÿ 2021a2Callataÿ 2021a, p. 281, n° 6

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: MAKEΔONΩN (Greek) Head of the deified Alexander the Great right ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: AESILLAS (Latin) Q Money chest, club, and chair, all within laurel wreath
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object. : Thessalonica Ancient regionAncient region.  Macedon Modern countryModern country: Greece AuthorityIdentifies the authority in whose name (explicitly or implicitly) a numismatic object was issued. : Aesillas (quaestor in the Roman province of Macedonia in c. 90 BC), Roman Republic
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 95 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 65 BCE Hellenistic 323-30 BC Nomisma.org periodTime period of the numismatic object.
Physical description
DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius. : tetradrachm Nomisma.org StandardStandard. : Attic
References
Coin type referenceReference to coin series study : Callataÿ 1996b3Callataÿ 1996b, Bauslaugh 20004Bauslaugh 2000
Additional data
Frequency of overstrikesFrequency of overstrikes: rare and concentrated Level of confidenceLevel of confidence of the identification: sure
RemarksRemarks: Struck over a Macedonian Tetradrachm of Aesillas, ca.95-70 B.C. showing traces of the club and wreath on the reverse and NΩN on the neck of Dionysos. "It is unusual to find a Thasos Tetradrachm struck over another issue. This instance is particularly interesting in that it provides a terminus post quem for an otherwise long and undated issue"

References

  1. ^  Prokopov, Ilya (2006), Die Silberprägung der Insel Thasos und die Tetradrachmen des "thasischen Typs" vom 2.-1. Jahrhundert v. Chr., Griechisches Münzwerk, Berlin, 342 p., 118 p. of plates
  2. ^  Callataÿ, François de (1996), "Les monnaies au nom d'Aesillas", in T. Hackens (ed.), Italiam Fato Profugi Hesperinaque Venerunt Litora. Numismatic Studies Dedicated to Vladimir and Elvira Eliza Clain-Stefanelli, Numismatica Lovaniensia 12, Louvain-la-Neuve, p. 113-151.
  3. ^  Bauslaugh, Robert A. (2000), Silver coinage with the types of Aesillas the Quaestor, Numismatic Studies 22, New York.