1673 - Mesembria (Alexander the Great) (tetradrachm Heracles/Zeus) over Alexander the Great (New York, ANS, 1951.90.38)

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SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 1673


250 BCE - 175 BCE | BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛΕΞANΔΡΟΥ

Images
Overstriking coin
DB_Overstrikes_782.png [Museum website]
Overstruck variety
Alexander the great tetradrachm.jpg [1]
Location/history
Museum collectionMuseum collection: New York, American Numismatic Society, 1951.90.38 (http://numismatics.org/collection/1951.90.38)
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. Under the throne, monogram (ΔΙ). In left field, Corinthian crested helmet.
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. 250 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 175 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: 16.8716.87 g <br />16,870 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).: 30.530.5 mm <br />3.05 cm <br /> StandardStandard.: Attic
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: Price 19911Price 1991, n° 1000, Karayotov 19922Karayotov 1992, n° 67, Karayotov 19943Karayotov 1994, p. 87, n° 119 (O28-R60 monogram 18), Callataÿ 2021a4Callataÿ 2021a, p. 275, n° 1, Waggoner 19795Waggoner 1979, p. 11, n° 19, MacDonald 20096MacDonald 2009, p. 212, n° 1
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin (visible: profile). 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. : Alexander III the Great (Argead king, 336-323 BC)
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.. 175 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 :
Additional data
Frequency of overstrikesFrequency of overstrikes: exceptional Level of confidenceLevel of confidence of the identification: strong
RemarksRemarks:

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.
  2. ^  Karayotov, Ivan (1992), Mонетосеченето на Mесамбрия, Спектър - АЛ, Burgas, 130 p.
  3. ^  Karayotov, Ivan (1994), The coinage of Mesambria. vol. 1: silver and gold coins of Mesambria, Centre of Underwater Archaeology, Sozopol, 134 p. and 44 pl.
  4. ^  Callataÿ, François de (2021), “On pattern and purpose of overstrikes of late Hellenistic tetradrachms in Thrace Macedonia”, in Ulrike Peter and Bernhard Weisser (eds.), Thrace. Local coinage and regional identity, Berlin Studies of the Ancient World 77, Berlin, Topoi, p. 263-289.