2071 - Idalium (double siglos Sphinx/incuse square) over Cyprus (uncertain mint) (lion/bull) (IGCH 1242 - Destrooper-Georgiades 2013, 11)

From SILVER
SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 2071


500 BCE - 480 BCE

Images
Overstriking coin
Idalium_over_uncertain_IGCH_1272.jpg
Overstruck variety
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Location/history
Archaeological contextArchaeological context: IGCH 1272, Larnaca (Kition)

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: 10.6810.68 g <br />10,680 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° 11 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° 11
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Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Head of lion r., with open jaws ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: Bull's head l., within incuse square
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object. : Cyprus (uncertain mint) Ancient regionAncient region.  Cyprus Modern countryModern country: Greece 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. 515 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 485 BCE Archaic until 480 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 : Tziambazis 20022Tziambazis 2002, 147 var.
Additional data
Frequency of overstrikesFrequency of overstrikes: exceptional Level of confidenceLevel of confidence of the identification: strong
RemarksRemarks:

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. 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.