1785 - Citium (Azbaal) (double siglos Heracles/lion & stag) over Amathus (lion/lion) ( (IGCH 1255, Kelenderis)

From SILVER
SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 1785


449 BCE - 425 BCE | L'Z'B'L (in Aramaic)

Images
Overstruck variety
Amathus under Citium.jpg [1]
Location/history
Archaeological contextArchaeological context: IGCH 1255 (Kelenderis)

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Herakles in fighting stance to right, wearing lion skin upon his back and tied around neck, holding club overhead in right hand and bow extended before him in left hand. Dotted border. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: L'Z'B'L (in Aramaic) (Aramaic) Lion attacking stag crouching right inside dotted border within incuse square.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: Citium Ancient regionAncient region. Cyprus 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: Azbaal of Citium (Phoenician king of Citium and Idalium, 5th c BC)
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 449 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 425 BCE Classical 480-323 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: 10.7510.75 g <br />10,750 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: double siglos Nomisma.org
StandardStandard.: Persian
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Destrooper-Georgiades 2013, p. 19, n° 15. Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: BMC Cyprus1BMC Cyprus, p. 10-11, n° 16-18, pl. III, n° 1-4, Tziambazis 20022Tziambazis 2002, n° 17, Zapiti - Michaelidou 20083Zapiti - Michaelidou 2008, n° 5
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Lion lying right. Above, eagle flying. Border of dotts (visible on coin's reverse : eagle). ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: Lion forepart right. Border of dots.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object. : Amathus Ancient regionAncient region.  Cyprus Modern countryModern country: Greece 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. 450 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 435 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. : Persian
References
Coin type referenceReference to coin series study : Amandry 19844Amandry 1984, n° 126a, Tziambazis 20022Tziambazis 2002, n° 2
Additional data
Frequency of overstrikesFrequency of overstrikes: frequent Level of confidenceLevel of confidence of the identification: sure
RemarksRemarks:

References

  1. ^  Hill, George Francis (1904), Catalogue of the Greek coins of Cyprus. A Catalogue of the Greek coins in the British Museum, London, cxliv, 119 p., xxvi pl.,
  2. a b  Tziambazis, Elias (2002), A catalogue of the coins of Cyprus: from 560 B.C. to 1571 A.D., Larnaca, 89 p.
  3. ^  Zapiti, Eleni - Michaelidou, Lefki (2008), Coins of Cyprus : from the collection of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Nicosia, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 329 p.
  4. ^  Amandry, Paris (1984), "Le monnayage d'Amathonte", in Pierre Aupert and Marie-Christine Hellmann (eds.), Amathonte I. Testimonia. 1. Auteurs anciens - Monnayage - Voyageurs Fouilles - Origines - Géographie, Etudes chypriotes 4, Paris, p. 57-76, pl. 11-20.