2165 - Catana (tetradrachm) (man faced bull/Nike) over uncertain type (NYINC Signature Sale 3037, Jan. 2015, 30860)

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SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 2165


460 BCE - 445 BCE | KATANAION

Images
Overstriking coin
SO_148_-_Catana_(tetradrachm).jpg [1]
Location/history
Sale(s)Sale(s) : Heritage World Coin Auctions ; NYINC Signature Sale 3037, 04 Jan. 2015, 30860 ; Roma Numismatics, 5, London, 23 March 2013, 94
Private collection(s)Private collection(s) : Comery collection ; The California collection

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Man-faced bull (river-god Amenanos) right, kneeling. In exergue, palmette. Border of dots. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: KATANAION (Greek) Nike advancing left, wearing long pleated peplos, holding taenia in her outstretched right hand, wreath in left. In left field, H. Border of dots.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: Catana 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. 460 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 445 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.: Silver Nomisma.org WeightWeight of the numismatic object (in grams). in grams: 17.317.3 g <br />17,300 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: tetradrachm Nomisma.org AxisDescribes the directional relationship between the obverse and reverse of a numismatic object.: 33 mm <br />0.3 cm <br />
DiameterDescribes diameter of an object (in mm).: 2929 mm <br />2.9 cm <br /> StandardStandard.: Attic
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: SNG ANS 3 Sicily1SNG ANS 3 Sicily, n° 1236 (same dies)., Arnold-Biucchi 19902Arnold-Biucchi 1990, n° 74-76, HGC 23HGC 2, n° 565
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
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"

References

  1. ^  Troxell, Hyla A. (1975), Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum ANS 3. The Collection of the American Numismatic Society. Sicily 3 (Bruttium-Sicily I: Abacaenum-Eryx), New-York, pl. 38.
  2. ^  Arniold-Biucchi, Carmen (1990), The Randazzo hoard 1980 and Sicilian chronology in the early fifth century B.C., Numismatic Studies 18, New York, 77 p., 20 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.