2197 - Syracuse (AE Zeus/eagle) over Syracuse (Artemis/thunderbolt) (CNG, 91, Sept. 2012, 74)

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SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 2197


287 BCE - 278 BCEΔΙΟΣ ΕΛΛΑΝΙΟΥ | ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ

Images
Overstriking coin
SO_1681_-_Syracuse_(AE_Zeus-eagle).jpg [1]
Overstruck variety
Agathocles Artemis Soteira-thunderbolt.jpeg [2]
Location/history
Sale(s)Sale(s) : Classical Numismatic Group, 91, 19 Sept. 2012, 74

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: ΔΙΟΣ ΕΛΛΑΝΙΟΥ (Greek) Head of Zeus Hellanios right, wearing laurel wreath. Border of dots. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ (Greek) Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, with opened wings. Linear border.
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 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: Hicetas (tyrant of Syracuse, 288-279 BC)
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 287 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 278 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: 7.897.89 g <br />7,890 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: denomination A/B AxisDescribes the directional relationship between the obverse and reverse of a numismatic object.: 66 mm <br />0.6 cm <br />
DiameterDescribes diameter of an object (in mm).: 2222 mm <br />2.2 cm <br />
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: Calciati 19861Calciati 1986, p. 301-302, n° 167-8, HGC 22HGC 2, n° 1449, Puglisi 20093Puglisi 2009, p. 328, n° 326
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: ΣΩΤΕIΡΑ (Greek) Head of Artemis right (visible on obverse). ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ (Greek) Thunderbolt (visible on reverse).
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. 295 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. : denomination B
References
Coin type referenceReference to coin series study : Calciati 19861Calciati 1986, p. 277, n° 142-145, SNG ANS 5 Sicily4SNG ANS 5 Sicily, n° 708-731, HGC 22HGC 2, n° 1537, Puglisi 20093Puglisi 2009, p. 327, n° 322
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, probably on Agathokles' Soteira type (cf. SNG ANS 708)"

References

  1. a b  Calciati, Romolo (1986), Corpus nummorum siculorum. La monetazione di bronzo/The bronze coinage, vol. 2, Milan, Edizioni G. M.
  2. 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.
  3. a b  Puglisi, Mariangela (2009), La Sicilia da Dionisio I a Sesto Pompeo : circolazione e funzione della moneta, Messina, DiScAM, p. 519.
  4. ^  Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum ANS 5. The Collection of the American Numismatic Society. Sicily 3. Syracuse-Siceliotes, New York, 1988,