1944 - Salamis (AE Athena/prow) over Salamis (Heracles/club & bowcase) (Salamis, Cellarka, square LM20/22, no. 241)

From SILVER
SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 1944


361 BCE - 351 BCE | ΣΑΛ

Images
Overstriking coin
Salamis_over_Alexander_Cellarka, _square_LM20_22, _N°_241.jpg
Overstruck variety
Salamis_Alexander_bronze.jpg [1]
Location/history
Archaeological contextArchaeological context: Salamis, Cellarka, square LM20/22, n° 241

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: ΣΑΛ (Greek) Prow left.
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: Evagoras II (king of Salamis, 361-351 BC, and later satrap for Achaemenid Persia in Phoenicia)
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 361 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 351 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.: Bronze Nomisma.org WeightWeight of the numismatic object (in grams). in grams: 2.962.96 g <br />2,960 mg <br />
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Destrooper-Georgiades 2013, p. 20, n° 21 Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: BMC Cyprus1BMC Cyprus, p. 61, n° 74, pl. XII, n° 9, Tziambazis 20022Tziambazis 2002, n° 130, Destrooper-Georgiades 20133Destrooper-Georgiades 2013, p. 20, n° 21
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: AΛΕΞΑΝΔPΟY (Greek) Quiver within bow and club.
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 authority in whose name (explicitly or implicitly) a numismatic object was issued. : Alexander III the Great (Argead king, 336-323 BC), Macedonian kingdom
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 330 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 323 BCE Classical 480-323 BC Nomisma.org periodTime period of the numismatic object.
Physical description
References
Coin type referenceReference to coin series study : Price 19914Price 1991, n° 3146
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: weak
RemarksRemarks: nb: chronological problem

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. ^  Tziambazis, Elias (2002), A catalogue of the coins of Cyprus: from 560 B.C. to 1571 A.D., Larnaca, 89 p.
  3. ^  Destrooper-Georgiades, A. (2013), "Monnaies chypriotes surfrappées des cités-royaumes," in Demetrios Michaelides (ed.), Epigraphy, numismatics, prosopography and History of Ancient Cyprus. Papers in honour of Ino Nicolaou, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology and Literature PB 179, Uppsala, p. 9-40.
  4. ^  Price, Martin Jessop (1991), The Coinage in the Name of Alexander the Great and Philip Arrhidaeus: a British Museum Catalogue, 2 vol., Zürich-London, 637 p., 637 p., clix pl.