1938 - Ephesus (cistophoric tetradrachm cista/bowcase) over Amphipolis (First Macedon) (Artemis/club) (London, BM, BMC, 145)

From SILVER
SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 1938


140 BCE - 137 BCE | ΕΦΕ

Images
Overstriking coin
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Overstruck variety
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Location/history
Museum collectionMuseum collection: London, British Museum, BMC 16, p. 63, n° 145

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a snake issues to left, all within ivy wreath. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: ΕΦΕ (Greek) Two snakes surrounding an ornamented bow case, strap right, containing strung bow. To upper left, K. To right, head of Artemis right.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: Ephesus Ancient regionAncient region. Ionia Modern countryModern country: Turkey 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: Attalid Kingdom
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 140 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 137 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: 12.5512.55 g <br />12,550 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: Cistophoric tetradrachm AxisDescribes the directional relationship between the obverse and reverse of a numismatic object.: 1212 mm <br />1.2 cm <br />
StandardStandard.: Cistophoric
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Kleiner 1972, pl. XI, 1 Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: Kleiner 19721Kleiner 1972, pl. XI, 1, Kleiner - Noe 19772Kleiner - Noe 1977, Carbone 20203Carbone 2020
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis to right, at the center of a Macedonian shield ornamented with stars within crescents ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: MAKEΔONΩN / ΠΡΩTHΣ (Greek) Club with head to right between two lines of inscription, above, monogram, below, two monograms, all within oak wreath with ties to left, to left, thunderbolt
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object. : Amphipolis Ancient regionAncient region.  Macedon Modern countryModern country: Greece AuthorityIdentifies the authority in whose name (explicitly or implicitly) a numismatic object was issued. : Macedonia First Meris (Roman Province), Roman Republic
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 167 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 149 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 : HGC 3.14HGC 3.1, n° 1103
Coin series web reference overstruckCoin series web references overstruck:
Additional data
Frequency of overstrikesFrequency of overstrikes: rare and concentrated Level of confidenceLevel of confidence of the identification: sure
RemarksRemarks:

References

  1. ^  Kleiner, Fred S. (1972), "The dated Cistophori of Ephesus," American Numismatic Society. Museum notes, 18, p. 17-32.
  2. ^  Kleiner, Fred S. - Noe, Sydney P. (1977), The early Cistophoric coinage, Numismatic Studies 14, New York, 129 p., 38 pl.
  3. ^  Carbone, Lucia Francesca (2020), Hidden Power. Late Cistophoric Production and the Organization of Provincia Asia (128-89 BC), Numismatic Studies 42, New York, 266 p., 140 pl.
  4. ^  Hoover, Oliver D. (2016), Handbook of coins of Macedon and its neighbors. 3. Part I: Macedon, Illyria, and Epeiros, sixth to first centuries BC, Lancaster, 437 p.