1872 - Elis (hemidrachm eagle/thunderbolt) over Tegea (Zeus/Callisto) (Leu Numismatik, 90, May 2004, 13)

From SILVER
SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 1872


470 BCE - 460 BCE

Images
Overstriking coin
SO 12 - Elis over Tegea?.jpg [1]
Overstruck variety
SO 12 - Elis over Tegea? overstruck variety.jpg [Roma Numismatics Ltd, E-Sale 19, 1 August 2015, Lot 88]
Location/history
Sale(s)Sale(s) : Coin Galleries, 14 Nov. 1984, 322 = Leu Numismatik, 90, 10 May 2004, 13

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Eagle left. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: Thunderbolt within incuse circle.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: Elis Ancient regionAncient region. Peloponnesus 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. 470 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 460 BCE Classic 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: 2.52.5 g <br />2,500 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: hemidrachm Nomisma.org AxisDescribes the directional relationship between the obverse and reverse of a numismatic object.: 1111 mm <br />1.1 cm <br />
StandardStandard.: Aeginetic
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: HGC 51HGC 5, n° 420, 422-423
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Zeus Lykaios seated left, holding sceptre, eagle flying left from his hand ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: (Greek) Head of Kallisto right, wearing tainia, within incuse square
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object. : Tegea Ancient regionAncient region.  Peloponnesus Modern countryModern country: Greece AuthorityIdentifies the authority in whose name (explicitly or implicitly) a numismatic object was issued. : Arcadian league
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 477 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 468 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. : hemidrachm Nomisma.org
References
Coin type referenceReference to coin series study : Williams 19652Williams 1965, n° 86, HGC 51HGC 5, n° 1041
Coin series web reference overstruckCoin series web references overstruck:
Additional data
Frequency of overstrikesFrequency of overstrikes: exceptional Level of confidenceLevel of confidence of the identification: strong
RemarksRemarks: This is a coin of considerable numismatic importance! The Elean hemidrachm was struck soon after the coinage of Olympia began, but utilized a slightly earlier issue of the Arcadian League as a flan. While a number of Elean coins are known overstruck on issues from other mints, especially Aegina but sometimes from Boeotia, most of the undertypes are rarely closely datable. This piece is almost certainly R.T. Williams, The Confederate Coinage of the Arcadians in the Fifth Century B.C. ANSNNM 155 (1965), 86, ascribed to the mint of Tegea and struck c. 477-468. The goose-necked back of Zeus’ throne is visible above the eagle’s upper wing on the obverse, and the diagnostic lower profile of the head of the Arcadian goddess (Williams die R. 53) is visible below the thunderbolt on the reverse

References

  1. a b  Hoover, Oliver D. (2011), Handbook of Greek Coins 5. Coins of the Peloponnesos, Achaia, Phleiasia, Sikyonia, Elis, Triphylia, Messenia, Lakonia, Argolis, and Arkadia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, Lancaster (PA), 2011.
  2. ^  Williams, Roderick T. (1965), The Confederate Coinage of the Arcadians in the Fifth Century B.C. ANSNNM 155, New York, xix, 141, xiv p.