2055 - Idalium (double siglos Sphinx/incuse square) over Citium (Baalmelek I) (Heracles/lion) (IGCH 1275 - Destrooper-Georgiades 2013, 14)

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SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 2055


500 BCE - 480 BCE

Images
Overstriking coin
Idalium_over_Citium_IGCH_1275.jpg
Overstruck variety
Citium_Baalmelek_I.jpg [1]
Location/history
Archaeological contextArchaeological context: IGCH 1275, Dali (Idalion)

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Sphinx seated to right, raising forepaw, palmettes below ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: Incuse square
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: Idalium Ancient regionAncient region. Cyprus 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. 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: 10.7610.76 g <br />10,760 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: double siglos Nomisma.org
StandardStandard.: Persian
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Destrooper-Georgiades 2013, p. 19, n° 14 Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: BMC Cyprus1BMC Cyprus, p. 24, n° 1-4 (pl. V), Tziambazis 20022Tziambazis 2002, 40, Destrooper-Georgiades 20133Destrooper-Georgiades 2013, p. 19, n° 14
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Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Heracles advancing r., wearing lion' skin and holding club and bow ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: B'l mlk in Aramaic characaters (Aramaic) Lion seated r., in r. field, ram's head. All within incuse and dotted 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. : Baalmelek I of Citium (Phoenician king of Citium, 5th c BC)
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 479 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 449 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. : double siglos Nomisma.org StandardStandard. : Persian
References
Coin type referenceReference to coin series study : BMC Cyprus1BMC Cyprus, n° 2, pl. II, n° 8, Tziambazis 20022Tziambazis 2002, n° 14
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:

References

  1. a b  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. a b  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.