Classical Numismatics Discussion
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. STORE WIDE SALE!!! 10% OFF EVERYTHING UNTIL 3 FEBRUARY Layaway and reserve are not available during the sale Shop NOW and save! Welcome Guest. Please login or register. STORE WIDE SALE!!! 10% OFF EVERYTHING UNTIL 3 FEBRUARY Please call us if you have questions 252-646-1958 Shop NOW and save!


FORVM`s Classical Numismatics Discussion Board  |  Numismatic and History Discussions  |  Greek Coins (Moderators: Dino, Meepzorp)  |  Topic: A New Nabataean Overstrike 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: A New Nabataean Overstrike  (Read 415 times)
PtolemAE
Procurator Caesaris
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1787


PtolemyBronze.com


WWW
« on: March 03, 2019, 09:58:48 pm »

This remarkable example of a 'proto-Nabataean' issue, overstruck on a Ptolemaic bronze undertype, has just been added to the PtolemyBronze.com 'coin photos' page in the section of "Ptolemy II - III - Proto-Natabaean Overstrikes" (which displays 6 more examples).  Especially noteworthy on this specimen is it appears to bear the 'harpa' mintmark of the Joppa mint (Svoronos 819).  Be sure to visit the site to see the other related ones.  These overstrikes are all interesting but seldom is it possible to be certain of the precise attribution of the undertype.  For more information about this early Nabataean coinage, see the article by Rachel Barkay (Numismatic Chronicle, 2011) - The Earliest Nabataean Coinage.  This specimen is about 17mm diameter, 2.47 grams.
Logged

JBF
Caesar
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 681


« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 04:02:18 pm »

I humbly request an identification of the overstrike and the under type, if possible (as far as what the figures are).
Logged
djmacdo
Tribunus Plebis 2017
Procurator Monetae
Caesar
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3368

I love this forum!


« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2019, 06:20:21 am »

The types are fairly clear.  On the image on the left, you can see the head of Zeus to right of the Ptolemaic host coin and the standing figure of Nike from the overstrike.  The right image is more difficult, but visible of the host coin are the body standing eagle to, part of the legend, and in the field to the left of the eagle is the harpa which is the mark of the Joppa mint.  The overstrike here is difficult to discern but the overstrike type is a helmeted head of Athena to right.  The nose is apparent and other traces of the head, poorly struck, can be made out.
Logged
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
FORVM`s Classical Numismatics Discussion Board  |  Numismatic and History Discussions  |  Greek Coins (Moderators: Dino, Meepzorp)  |  Topic: A New Nabataean Overstrike « previous next »
Jump to:  

Recent Price Reductions in Forum's Shop


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.33 seconds with 27 queries.
zoom.asp