2184 - Agrigentum (AE Zeus/eagles) over Syracuse (Agathocles) (Artemis/thunderbolt) (Rusty Pennies, FPL, 44)

From SILVER
SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 2184


288 BCE - 279 BCE

Images
Overstriking coin
Agrigentum_1594_Rusty.jpg
Overstruck variety
Syracuse - Artemis Thunderbolt.jpg
Location/history
Sale(s)Sale(s) : Rusty Pennies (ALEXANDER BASOK 1954 FIRST ST. #186 HIGHLAND PARK, IL 60035 USA), FPS #44

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Head of Zeus Hellanios right, wearing laurel wreath. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: Two eagles standing left, devouring dead hare.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: Agrigentum 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: Phintias (tyrant of Agrigentum, c. 288-279 BC)
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 288 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 279 BCE hellenistic 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: 8.658.65 g <br />8,650 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: litra Nomisma.org
DiameterDescribes diameter of an object (in mm).: 2020 mm <br />2 cm <br />
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: Calciati 19871Calciati 1987, n° 125, SNG ANS 4 Sicily2SNG ANS 4 Sicily, n° 1128, HGC 23HGC 2, n° 158-160
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: ΣΩTEIPA (Greek) Draped bust of Artemis Soteira to right, quiver over her shoulder ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: BAΣIΛEΩΣ - AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ (Greek) Winged thunderbolt
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object. : Syracuse Ancient regionAncient region.  Sicily Modern countryModern country: Italy AuthorityIdentifies the authority in whose name (explicitly or implicitly) a numismatic object was issued. : Agathocles of Syracuse (tyrant of Syracuse in 317-289 BC and self-styled king of Sicily in 304-289 BC)
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 304 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 289 BCE Hellenistic 323-30 BC Nomisma.org periodTime period of the numismatic object.
Physical description
DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius. : litra Nomisma.org
References
Coin type referenceReference to coin series study : Calciati 19864Calciati 1986, n° 142, SNG ANS 4 Sicily2SNG ANS 4 Sicily, n° 708, HGC 23HGC 2, n° 1537
Coin series web reference overstruckCoin series web references overstruck:
Additional data
Frequency of overstrikesFrequency of overstrikes: frequent Level of confidenceLevel of confidence of the identification: sure
RemarksRemarks: "overstruck on previous issue"

References

  1. ^  Calciati, Romolo (1987), Corpus nummorum siculorum. La monetazione di bronzo/The bronze coinage, vol. 3, Milan, Edizioni G. M.
  2. a b  Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum ANS 4. The Collection of the American Numismatic Society. Sicily 2 (Galaria - Styella), New York, 1977, 25 pl.
  3. a b  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.
  4. ^  Calciati, Romolo (1986), Corpus nummorum siculorum. La monetazione di bronzo/The bronze coinage, vol. 2, Milan, Edizioni G. M.