2091 - Gela (didrachm horseman/man-faced bull) over uncertain type (CNG, MBS 79, Sept. 2008, 66)

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SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 2091


425 BCE - 420 BCE | ΓEΛΑΣ

Images
Overstriking coin
SO_142_-_Gela_(didrachm).jpg
Location/history
Sale(s)Sale(s) : Classical Numismatic Group, MBS 79, 17 Sept. 2008, 66.

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Horseman riding right, brandishing spear. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: ΓEΛΑΣ (Greek) Forepart of man-headed bull (the river-god Gelas) to left.
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. 425 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 420 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: 8.468.46 g <br />8,460 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: didrachm Nomisma.org AxisDescribes the directional relationship between the obverse and reverse of a numismatic object.: 88 mm <br />0.8 cm <br />
StandardStandard.: Attic
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: Jenkins 19701Jenkins 1970, group VIII, 479 (O93/R189)., SNG ANS 4 Sicily2SNG ANS 4 Sicily, n° 97, HGC 23HGC 2, n° 366
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.:
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object. : Ancient regionAncient region.  Modern countryModern country: 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. toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. periodTime period of the numismatic object.
Physical description
DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius. : didrachm Nomisma.org
References
Coin type referenceReference to coin series study :
Additional data
Frequency of overstrikesFrequency of overstrikes: rare and spread Level of confidenceLevel of confidence of the identification:
RemarksRemarks: "overstruck on uncertain type (nb: over Corinth?)"

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. ^  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.