23668 - Citium (Baalmelek) (double siglos Heracles/lion & stag) over Aegina (turtle/incuse square) (Leu Numismatik, EA 28, 9 Dec. 2023, 1608)

From SILVER
SILVER IDUnique ID of the page : 23668


425 BCE - 400 BCE | B'LMLK (in Aramaic)

Images
Overstriking coin
Citium_over_Aegina_Leu_Numismatik,_EA_28,_9_Dec._2023,_1608.jpg [1]
Overstruck variety
Aegina 5 parts.jpg [2]
Location/history
Sale(s)Sale(s) : Leu Numismatik, EA 28, 9 Dec. 2023, 1608
Private collection(s)Private collection(s) : "From a European collection, formed before 2005"

Overstriking coin

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Herakles in fighting stance to right, wearing lion skin upon his back and tied around neck, holding club overhead in right hand and bow extended before him in left hand. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: B'LMLK (in Aramaic) (Aramaic) Lion attacking stag crouching right inside dotted border within incuse square.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: Citium Ancient regionAncient region. Cyprus Modern countryModern country: Greece 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: Baalmelek II of Citium (king of Citium and Idalium, 5th c. BC)
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. 425 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 400 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: 11.1111.11 g <br />11,110 mg <br /> DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: double siglos 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).: 2323 mm <br />2.3 cm <br /> StandardStandard.: Persian
References
Coin referenceReference of the Coin: Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: Tziambazis 20021Tziambazis 2002, 19, Zapiti - Michaelidou 20082Zapiti - Michaelidou 2008, 9
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references:

Overstruck type

Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: Sea turtle. ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: Skew pattern incuse square.
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object. : Aegina Ancient regionAncient region.  Attica Modern countryModern country: Greece 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. 480 BCE toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. 457 BCE Classical 480-323 BC Nomisma.org periodTime period of the numismatic object.
Physical description
DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius. : stater Nomisma.org StandardStandard. : Aeginetic
References
Coin type referenceReference to coin series study : HGC 63HGC 6, n° 437, Meadows (forthcoming)4Meadows (forthcoming), Groups IIa-IIb
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: "Judging from the distinct remnants of an incusum on the obverse, this coin was clearly overstruck on a turtle-stater from Aegina"

References

  1. ^  Tziambazis, Elias (2002), A catalogue of the coins of Cyprus: from 560 B.C. to 1571 A.D., Larnaca, 89 p.
  2. ^  Zapiti, Eleni - Michaelidou, Lefki (2008), Coins of Cyprus : from the collection of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, Nicosia, Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 329 p.
  3. ^  Hoover, Oliver D. (2010), The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, volume 6 : handbook of coins of the islands: Adriatic, Iionian, Thracian, Aegean, and Carpathian seas (excluding Crete and Cyprus), sixth to first centuries BC, Lancaster, 358 p.
  4. ^  Meadows, Andrew (forthcoming), Greek coinage in the Persian Empire: The Malayer 1934 Hoard (IGCH 1790).