1892 - Gela (tetradrachm biga/man-faced bull) over Catana (man-faced-bull/Nike) (New York Sign., 3021, Jan. 2013, 21470)

From SILVER
SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 1892


450 BCE - 440 BCE | CEΛΑΣ

Images
Overstriking coin
SO_137_-_Gela_(tetradrachm).jpg
Overstruck variety
Catana_HGC_2_565_.jpeg [1]
Location/history
Sale(s)Sale(s) : New York Sign. 3021, 06 Jan. 2013, 21470 ; Seaby Numismatic Bulletin, June 1966, A448.
Private collection(s)Private collection(s) : Norman Davis collection

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Charioteer driving quadriga right, holding kentron and reins. Above, Nike flying right, crowning the horses with wreath. In exergue, palmette with tendrils. Border of dots. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: CEΛΑΣ (Greek) Forepart of man-headed bull (the river-god Gelas) to right.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: Gela Ancient regionAncient region. Sicily Modern countryModern country: Italy 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. 450 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 440 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: 17.2117.21 g <br />17,210 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.: 77 mm <br />0.7 cm <br />
DiameterDescribes diameter of an object (in mm).: 3232 mm <br />3.2 cm <br /> StandardStandard.: Attic
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: Jenkins 19701Jenkins 1970, group IV, n° 341-370 (O68/R140)., SNG ANS 4 Sicily2SNG ANS 4 Sicily, n° 63., HGC 23HGC 2, n° 343
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Bearded man-faced bull charging right. Palmette in exergue. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: KATANAION (Greek) Nike advancing left, holding Tainan and wreath.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object. : Catana Ancient regionAncient region.  Sicily Modern countryModern country: Italy 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. 460 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 445 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. : tetradrachm Nomisma.org StandardStandard. : Attic
References
Coin type referenceReference to coin series study : SNG ANS 3 Sicily4SNG ANS 3 Sicily, n° 1236, Arnold-Biucchi 19905Arnold-Biucchi 1990, n° 74-6, HGC 23HGC 2, n° 565
Coin series web reference overstruckCoin series web references overstruck:
Additional data
Frequency of overstrikesFrequency of overstrikes: rare and spread Level of confidenceLevel of confidence of the identification: sure
RemarksRemarks: "Overstruck on a tetradrachm of Catana"

References

  1. ^  Jenkins, Gilbert Kenneth (1970), The Coinage of Gela, AMUGS II, 2 vol., Berlin
  2. ^  Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum ANS 4. The Collection of the American Numismatic Society. Sicily 2 (Galaria - Styella), New York, 1977, 25 pl.
  3. a b  Hoover, Oliver D. (2012), The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series. 2. Handbook of the Coins of Sicily (Including Lipara). Civic, Royal, Siculo-Punic, and Romano-Sicilian Issues. Sixth to First Centuries BC, Lancaster-London, 489 p.
  4. ^  Troxell, Hyla A. (1975), Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum ANS 3. The Collection of the American Numismatic Society. Sicily 3 (Bruttium-Sicily I: Abacaenum-Eryx), New-York, pl. 38.
  5. ^  Arniold-Biucchi, Carmen (1990), The Randazzo hoard 1980 and Sicilian chronology in the early fifth century B.C., Numismatic Studies 18, New York, 77 p., 20 pl.