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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Cyprus| > GS95805
Kition, Cyprus, Ba'almelek II, c. 425 - 400 B.C.
|Cyprus|, |Kition,| |Cyprus,| |Ba'almelek| |II,| |c.| |425| |-| |400| |B.C.|, NEWKition, also known by its Latin name Citium, was a city-kingdom on the southern coast of Cyprus (in present-day Larnaca). According to local tradition, it was established in the 13th century B.C. by Greek (Achaean) settlers, after the Trojan war. Its most famous 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.
GS95805. Silver stater, BMC Cyprus p. 14, 35, Weber 7691, SNG Cop -, VF, toned, obverse flan flaw, reverse die wear, tight flan, Kition mint, weight 11.1513g, maximum diameter 20.3mm, die axis 0o, 425 - 400 B.C.; obverse Herakles advancing right, nude but for Nemean Lion's skin on his back with forelegs tied around neck, wielding club over head in right hand, bow in outstretched left hand, ankh (or similar) symbol in right field; reverse lion attacking stag right, inscription above, all within dotted square and incuse square; $440.00 SALE |PRICE| $396.00











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