2271 - Chersonesus (stater Britomartis/Heracles) over Myriandrus (Baaltars/lion) (Paris, BnF, R 1316)

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SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 2271


330 BCE - 270 BCE | ΧΕΡΣΟ

Images
Overstriking coin
SO 1491 - Chersonesus (AR didrachm) over Myriandrus.png [1]
Overstruck variety
Myriandrus_lion_Baaltars.jpeg [2]
Location/history
Museum collectionMuseum collection: Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, R 1316

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Female head (Britomartis?) left. Border of dots. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: ΧΕΡΣΟ (Greek) Herakles walking left, naked, holding Nemean scalp and club.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: Chersonesus (Crete) Ancient regionAncient region. Crete 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:
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 330 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 270 BCE Classical and Hellenistic 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: 10.6110.61 g <br />10,610 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: stater Nomisma.org AxisDescribes the directional relationship between the obverse and reverse of a numismatic object.: 1212 mm <br />1.2 cm <br />
StandardStandard.: Aeginetic
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Le Rider 1960, p. 8, n° 2, pl. 1 (https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb418137465) Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: Svoronos 18901Svoronos 1890, 6, Babelon 19012Babelon 1901, pl. CXIV. n° 16, Le Rider 19603Le Rider 1960, p. 8, n° 2, pl. 1, Le Rider 19664Le Rider 1966, pl. XXVII n° 25
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Baaltars seated left, holding lotus tipped sceptre in right hand, club to left (visible: Baaltars seated) ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: Aramaic MZDY above (Aramaic) Lion standing left, Aramaic M in exergue (visible: lion walking left and star)
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object. : Myriandrus Ancient regionAncient region.  Cilicia Modern countryModern country: Turkey AuthorityIdentifies the authority in whose name (explicitly or implicitly) a numismatic object was issued. : Mazday, Persian Empire
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 361 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 332 BCE Classical 480-323 BC Nomisma.org periodTime period of the numismatic object.
Physical description
DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius. : double siglos Nomisma.org StandardStandard. : Persic
References
Coin type referenceReference to coin series study : Newell 19195Newell 1919, p. 1-42
Additional data
Frequency of overstrikesFrequency of overstrikes: exceptional Level of confidenceLevel of confidence of the identification: strong
RemarksRemarks: Could be Tarsus as well

References

  1. ^  Svoronos, Ioannes N. (1890), Numismatique de Crète ancienne, accompagnée de l'histoire, la géographie et la mythologie de l'île. Première partie, description des monnaies, 2 vol., Macon, Impr. Protat frères.
  2. ^  Babelon, Ernest (1901-1932), Traité des monnaies grecques et romaines, Paris, E. Leroux
  3. ^  Le Rider, Georges (1960), "Monnaies grecques acquises par le Cabinet des Médailles en 1959", Revue Numismatique 6 (3), p. 7-35, pl. 1-3.
  4. ^  Le Rider, Georges (1966), Monnaies crétoises du Ve au Ier siècle av. J.-C., Paris, Geuthner, 345 p. and 42 pl.
  5. ^  Newell, Edward T. (1919), "Myriandros - Alexandria Kat'Isson", AJN 53 (2), p. 1-42, pl. 1-2.