21811 - Amisus (AE Athena/Perseus) over Pontic type (Zeus/eagle) (Savoca Store, Sept. 2023)

From SILVER
SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 21811


96 BCE - 85 BCE | AMIΣOY

Images
Overstriking coin
Amisus_Savoca_store_sept._2023.jpg [1]
Overstruck variety
SO 21 - Amisus over uncertain mint overstruck variety.jpg [Aquila Numismatics, 3, 2 July 2022, lot 492]
Location/history
Sale(s)Sale(s) : Savoca Store, Sept. 2023 (info: David MacDonald)

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Head of Athena Parthenos right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Pegasus above foreparts of 4 horses. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: AMIΣOY (Greek) Perseus facing, holding Medusa's head ans harpa. At feet, winged body of Medusa. In field, monogram.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: Amisus Ancient regionAncient region. Pontus 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: Mithridates VI Eupator (king of the Pontic kingdom, c. 120-63 BC), Pontic kingdom
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 96 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 85 BCE Hellenistic 323-30 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: 18.6818.68 g <br />18,680 mg <br />
DiameterDescribes diameter of an object (in mm).: 3030 mm <br />3 cm <br />
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: SNG BM Black Sea1SNG BM Black Sea, n° 1166-1176, HGC 72HGC 7, n° 238
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Laureate head of Zeus right ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: Eagle, head right, with wings spread, standing left on thunderbolt, monogram to left.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object. : Ancient regionAncient region.  Pontus Modern countryModern country: AuthorityIdentifies the authority in whose name (explicitly or implicitly) a numismatic object was issued. : Mithridates VI Eupator (king of the Pontic kingdom, c. 120-63 BC), Pontic kingdom
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 110 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 90 BCE Hellenistic 323-30 BC Nomisma.org periodTime period of the numismatic object.
Physical description
References
Coin type referenceReference to coin series study : HGC 72HGC 7, n° 237
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: nb: no mention of overstrike

References

  1. ^  Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain, Volume IX, British Museum, Part 1: The Black Sea, London, 1993, [132] p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
  2. a b  Hoover, Oliver D. (2012), Handbook of Greek Coinages. 7. Coins of northern and Central Anatolia - Pontos, Paphlagonia, Bithynia, Phrygia, Galatia, lykaonia, and Kappadokia (with Kolchis and the Kimmerian bosporos), Lancaster, lxxxii, 352 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.