1665 - Mesembria (Alexander the Great) (tetradrachm Heracles/Zeus) over uncertain type (New York, ANS, 1951.35.104)

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SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 1665


160 BCE - 120 BCE | BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛΕΞANΔΡΟΥ

Images
Overstriking coin
DB_Overstrikes_789.png [Museum website]
Location/history
Museum collectionMuseum collection: New York, American Numismatic Society, 1951.35.104 (http://numismatics.org/collection/1951.35.104)
Archaeological contextArchaeological context: IGCH 888 (Propontis hoard)

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛΕΞANΔΡΟΥ (Greek) Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter. In left field, Corinthian helmet. In exergue, ΔΙΟΣΚ.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: Mesembria Ancient regionAncient region. Thrace Modern countryModern country: Bulgaria 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: Alexander III the Great (Argead king, 336-323 BC)
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 160 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 120 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: 16.7616.76 g <br />16,760 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: tetradrachm Nomisma.org AxisDescribes the directional relationship between the obverse and reverse of a numismatic object.: 1212 mm <br />1.2 cm <br />
DiameterDescribes diameter of an object (in mm).: 3030 mm <br />3 cm <br /> StandardStandard.: Attic
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: Waggoner 19791Waggoner 1979, n° 30, Price 19912Price 1991, n° 1003, Karayotov 19923Karayotov 1992, n° 131, Karayotov 19944Karayotov 1994, p. 91, n° 229 (O39-R108, monogram 36), Callataÿ 1994b5Callataÿ 1994b, p. 322, a/D8/R1, MacDonald 20096MacDonald 2009, p. 213, n° 8, Callataÿ 2021a7Callataÿ 2021a, p. 278, n° A
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.:
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object. : Ancient regionAncient region.  Modern countryModern country: AuthorityIdentifies the authority in whose name (explicitly or implicitly) a numismatic object was issued. :
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. periodTime period of the numismatic object.
Physical description
References
Coin type referenceReference to coin series study :
Additional data
Frequency of overstrikesFrequency of overstrikes: frequent Level of confidenceLevel of confidence of the identification: weak
RemarksRemarks: Discarded as double strike by Callataÿ 2021a, p. 278, n° A

Date: c. 250-175 BC (PELLA) ; c. 225-175 BC (Period II, Karayotov)

References

  1. ^  Price, Martin Jessop (1991), The Coinage in the Name of Alexander the Great and Philip Arrhidaeus: a British Museum Catalogue, 2 vol., Zürich-London, 637 p., 637 p., clix pl.