1808 - Salamis (double silgos ram/ankh) over Citium (Heracles/lion & stag) (CNG, EA 165, May 2007, 51)

From SILVER
SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 1808


500 BCE - 480 BCE(Cypriot syllabic) | (Cypriot syllabic)

Images
Overstriking coin
Salamis_over_Citium_CNG,_EA_165,_30_May_2007,_51.jpg
Overstruck variety
Citium Azbaal.jpg [1]
Location/history
Sale(s)Sale(s) : Classical Numismatic Group, EA 165, 30 May 2007, n° 51

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: (Cypriot syllabic) (Cypriot) Ram reclining left ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: (Cypriot syllabic) (Cypriot) Ankh in incuse square with florets in corners.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: Salamis Ancient regionAncient region. Cyprus 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: Gorgus (king of Salamis)
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 500 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 480 BCE Archaic until 480 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: 11.0911.09 g <br />11,090 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: double siglos Nomisma.org
DiameterDescribes diameter of an object (in mm).: 2727 mm <br />2.7 cm <br /> StandardStandard.: Persian
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: BMC Cyprus1BMC Cyprus, p. 50, n° 26, pl. X, n° 4
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Herakles in fighting stance right, holding club and bow, with lion skin draped from neck ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: Lion attacking stag right, all within pelleted square 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 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. 500 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 480 BCE Archaic until 480 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 :
Additional data
Frequency of overstrikesFrequency of overstrikes: rare and spread Level of confidenceLevel of confidence of the identification: strong
RemarksRemarks: "Partially flattened by an overstrike; unidentified type with figure running right holding aloft an uncertain object, possibly a Herakles type from Kition"

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.,