1912 - Seleuceia ad Tigrim (Demetrius I) (tetradrachm Demetrius & Laodice/Tyche) over Ecbatana (Timarchus (Timarchus/Dioscuri) (CNG, MBS 64, Sept. 2003, 391)

From SILVER
SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 1912


162 BCE - 150 BCE | ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ

Images
Overstriking coin
SO 1178 - Seleuceia ad Tigrim over uncertain mint.jpg [1]
Overstruck variety
Timarchus Dioscuri.jpeg [2]
Location/history
Sale(s)Sale(s) : Classical Numismatic Group, MBS 64, 24 Sept. 2003, 391
Private collection(s)Private collection(s) : A. Houghton collection

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Jugate heads of Demetrios diademed and Ladike draped and wearing stephane right. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ (Greek) Tyche seated left, throne supported by winged tritoness, holding scepter and cornucopia. In outside left field, palm and monogram. Border of dots.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: Seleuceia ad Tigrim Ancient regionAncient region. Mesopotamia Modern countryModern country: Iraq 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: Demetrius I Soter (Seleucid king, 162-150 BC), Seleucid Dynasty (312-63 BC)
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 162 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 150 BCE hellenistic 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: 16.216.2 g <br />16,200 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: tetradrachm Nomisma.org
StandardStandard.: Attic
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: CSE, n° 991 Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: CSE1CSE, n° 991, SNG Spaer2SNG Spaer, n° 1358 var. (monogram), SC II3SC II, n° 1686-1689, HGC 94HGC 9, n° 799
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Head of Timarchus right, wearing crested helmet. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΛΟΥ ΤΙΜΑΡΧΟΥ (Greek) Dioscuri riding right, wearing spears and palms.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object. : Ecbatana Ancient regionAncient region.  Media Modern countryModern country: Iran AuthorityIdentifies the authority in whose name (explicitly or implicitly) a numismatic object was issued. : Timarchus (satrap of Media in c. 175-163 BC and Seleucid usurper in 162-161 BC)
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 164 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 161 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 : CSE1CSE, n° 990, SC II3SC II, n° 1589, HGC 94HGC 9, 761
Coin series web reference overstruckCoin series web references overstruck:
Additional data
Frequency of overstrikesFrequency of overstrikes: frequent Level of confidenceLevel of confidence of the identification: sure
RemarksRemarks: "Overstruck on a tetradrachm of Timarchos (cf. Houghton 990)"

References

  1. a b  Hougton, Arthur (1983), Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the collection of Arthur Houghton, Ancient Coins in North American Collections 4, New York, xiv, 122 p., 2 fold. charts, 77 pls.
  2. ^  Houghton, Arthur - Spaer, Arnold - Lorber, Catharine C. (1998), Sylloge nummorum graecorum. Israel. I : The Arnold Spaer collection of Seleucid coins, London, Italo Vecchi Ltd., p. 389, pl. 189.
  3. a b  Houghton, Arthur - Lorber, Catharine C. - Hoover, Oliver D. (2008), Seleucid coins : a comprehensive catalogue. Part 2, Seleucus IV through Antiochus XIII, 2 v., New York - Lancaster - London, (xxx), 120 p. of plates : ill., maps, tables
  4. a b  Hoover, Oliver D. (2009), Handbook of ancient Syrian coins : royal and civic issues, fourth to first centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage 9, Lancaster, lxix, 332 p.