2818 - Amisus (AE Athena/Perseus) over Pontic type (Zeus/eagle) (New York, ANS, 1940.77.93)

From SILVER
SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 2818


96 BCE - 85 BCE | AMIΣOY

Images
Overstriking coin
SO 21 - Amisus over uncertain mint.jpg
Overstruck variety
SO 21 - Amisus over uncertain mint overstruck variety.jpg [Aquila Numismatics, 3, 2 July 2022, lot 492]
Location/history
Museum collectionMuseum collection: New York, American Numismatic Society, 1940.77.93
Private collection(s)Private collection(s) : Hasker collection

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: 19.4519.45 g <br />19,450 mg <br /> AxisDescribes the directional relationship between the obverse and reverse of a numismatic object.: 1212 mm <br />1.2 cm <br />
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Callataÿ 2007, p. 288 (Amisos, n° 2) Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: SNG BM Black Sea1SNG BM Black Sea, n° 1166-1176, Callataÿ 20072Callataÿ 2007, p. 288 (Amisos, n° 2), HGC 73HGC 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 73HGC 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: overstruck on Zeus/Eagle

References

  1. ^  Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain, Volume IX, British Museum, Part 1: The Black Sea, London, 1993, [132] p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
  2. ^  Callataÿ, François de (2007), "La révision de la chronologie des bronzes de Mithridate Eupator et ses conséquences sur la datation des monnayages et des sites du Bosphore Cimmérien", in A. Bresson, A. Ivantchik and J.-L. Ferrary (ed.), Une Koinè pontique, Bordeaux, 2007, p. 271-308.
  3. 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.