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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Cyprus| > GS92809
Kition, Cyprus, Melekiathon, c. 392 - 361 B.C.
|Cyprus|, |Kition,| |Cyprus,| |Melekiathon,| |c.| |392| |-| |361| |B.C.|, Kition also known by its Latin name Citium, was a city-kingdom on the southern coast of Cyprus (in present-day Larnaca). It was established in the 13th century B.C. Its most famous, and probably only known, resident was Zeno of Citium, born c. 334 B.C. in Citium and founder of the Stoic school of philosophy which he taught in Athens from about 300 B.C.
GS92809. Silver 1/3 stater, Tziambazis 30; Babelon Perses 707; BMC Cyprus p. xxvi, (i), pl. XIX, 7; Zapiti-Michaelidou -, aVF, struck with worn dies, Kition mint, weight 3.669g, maximum diameter 13.9mm, die axis 0o, c. 392 - 361 B.C.; obverse Melqart-Herakles in fighting stance right, lion skin on arm, club overhead in right hand, bow extended before him in left hand; reverse lion attacking stag crouching right, MLK-ML[...] (in Aramaic) above, all in dotted square border; ex CNG e-auction 413 (31 Jan 2018), lot 120; rare ruler; SOLD











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