A guide to the principal gold and silver coins of the ancients; from circ. B. C. 70 to A. D. 1., with 70 plates Volume 1

 
9781236502704: A guide to the principal gold and silver coins of the ancients; from circ. B. C. 70 to A. D. 1., with 70 plates Volume 1

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...Wt. 131 grs. Nos. 33-36 represent the period of freedom restored to Syracuse by Timoleon of Corinth. Hence the typos of Artemis Soteira, Zeus Eleutherius, and the substitution for the tetradrachm of the Corinthian stater. 37. Africa. Carthage. AT. Obv. Head of Persephone. Rev. Horse; above which, symbol of Baal (?). Wt. 117-9 grs. 38. Carthago. JR. Obv. Free horse, crowned by Nike; beneath, in Punic letters, Kart chadasat, "new city of Carthage." Rer. Date-palm (QolriQ, with fruit; in the held, in Punic letters, JUachanal, " the camp." Wt. 260 grs. 39. Carthago. JR. Obv. Head of Persephone; behind, Kart chada satj. Rev. Horse and palm-tree. Wt. 263 grs. 40. Carthago. JR. Obv. Head of Persephone, surrounded by dol phins; imitated from coins of Syracuse. (Cf. III. C. 28.) Rev. Horse's head and palm-tree; beneath, Punic letter, D (for machanat?). Wt. 264 grs. 41. Carthage. JR. Obv. Female head, wearing tiara of Phrygian form; perhaps Dido, or a form of the moon-goddess. Rev. Ilion and palm-tree. In exergue, Sluim-machanat, "of the people of the camp." Wt. 265 grs. The finest known coin of Carthage. By a Greek engraver. 42. Carthage. JR. Similar to preceding. Wt. 265-2 grs. The style of some of these Carthaginian coins shews that they are the works of Sicilian artists. Soino may have been struck at Carthage itself, others in the Carthaginian possessions in Sicily. It is a curious fact that there are no Carthaginian coins before the end of the fifth century. 43. Cyrene. M. Obv. KYPANAION. Nike driving quadriga. Rev. Zeus Ammon sacrificing before an incense-altar (thymiaterion). Magistrate's name, POAIANOEYZ. Wt. 133-7 grs. 44. Cyrene. JR. Obv. Head ofZensAmmon, facing. Rev. KYPANA (boustrophedon). Silphium plant. Wt. 2038...

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