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    American Journal of Numismatics (Series One), Vols. 11-14

    7/1/1876

    oinage of Cyprus is of the very highest numismatic interest The treasure of coins which I uncovered at the temple of Idalium has not yet received all the attention which it deserves for these coins undoubtedly form the farthest back links in an almost complete chain of Cyprian coinage In a paper read to the Numismatic Society of London in 1871 I remarked that the treasure represents a large Cypriote currency probably of seven cer tainly of six different kingdoms of the island extending in an unbroken series from the time of the punchmark for reverse till such a proficiency in the art had been attained as is demonstrated by a well executed and ornamental reverse And again In the former one part of the treasure we have six different types of coins whose Cypriote origin is attested b


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    American Journal of Numismatics (Series One), Vols. 11-14

    7/1/1876

    oinage of Cyprus is of the very highest numismatic interest The treasure of coins which I uncovered at the temple of Idalium has not yet received all the attention which it deserves for these coins undoubtedly form the farthest back links in an almost complete chain of Cyprian coinage In a paper read to the Numismatic Society of London in 1871 I remarked that the treasure represents a large Cypriote currency probably of seven cer tainly of six different kingdoms of the island extending in an unbroken series from the time of the punchmark for reverse till such a proficiency in the art had been attained as is demonstrated by a well executed and ornamental reverse And again In the former one part of the treasure we have six different types of coins whose Cypriote origin is attested b


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    American Journal of Numismatics (Series One), Vols. 11-14

    7/1/1876

    oinage of Cyprus is of the very highest numismatic interest The treasure of coins which I uncovered at the temple of Idalium has not yet received all the attention which it deserves for these coins undoubtedly form the farthest back links in an almost complete chain of Cyprian coinage In a paper read to the Numismatic Society of London in 1871 I remarked that the treasure represents a large Cypriote currency probably of seven cer tainly of six different kingdoms of the island extending in an unbroken series from the time of the punchmark for reverse till such a proficiency in the art had been attained as is demonstrated by a well executed and ornamental reverse And again In the former one part of the treasure we have six different types of coins whose Cypriote origin is attested b


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    Hans M. F. Schulman presents the Christmas antiquity auction : an extensive selection of Egyptian, early Christian, Greek, Roman ... [12/03/1960]



    131 Cypriote IRON AGE JUG Cypro archaic pottery jug with design in brown of swastikas and chevrons Height 7 c 7th Century B C 75 00 132 CYPRIOTE IRON AGE JUG Large attractive Cypro Archaic bichrome jug Decoration in brown and brick red of concentric circles and par allel lines Height 8 4 7th Century B C 100 00 133 CYPRIOTE IRON AGE BICHROME BOWL Cypro Archaic bowl with colorful decoration of


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    The 1978 C.O.I.N. auction sale : Greek, Roman & Byzantine coins. [06/09/1978]



    CYPRUS 1450 Citium Azbaal c 449 425 BC AR stater Heracles in lion s skin advancing right Rev Lion right bringing down stag right above Cypriote inscription BMC 21 and pi Ill 6 this specimen Obv partly off the flan otherwise very fine and toned 800 00 1451 Salamis King Euelthon c 538 510 BC AR Persic stater Ram reclining left above Cypriote legend Rev Blank cp Boston 2143 Part of ram s head off the flan otherwise fine and rare 700 00 1452 Uncertain Cypriote c 440 BC Perhaps Golgi Double siglos Lion crouching righ


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    American Journal of Numismatics (Series One), Vols. 51 - 53

    /1917

    t period one is more inclined with Goodyear 1 to seek the origin of the palmetto motive in Cyprus where undoubtedly a form of purely local development was evolved under the influence of Egyptian capital forms which were composed of the lotus lily and papyrus motives 2 Even in Mycenean times Dussaud shows op cit figs 198 202 the Egyptian fleur de lis with spirals was imitated on local Cypriote products Early Cypriote coins struck before c 480 u c bear the palmetto motive and the lotus with spirals which are beyond doubt a survival from early Cypriote art 3 The palmette occurs on the following archaic coins Dcrronian tribes of Paionia Svoronos op cit pi i 10 11 pi ii 1 4 in the interstices of the large triskeles which forms the reverse type Derronians Svoronos o


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    The 1978 C.O.I.N. auction sale : Greek, Roman & Byzantine coins. [06/09/1978]



    CYPRUS 1450 Citium Azbaal c 449 425 BC AR stater Heracles in lion s skin advancing right Rev Lion right bringing down stag right above Cypriote inscription BMC 21 and pi Ill 6 this specimen Obv partly off the flan otherwise very fine and toned 800 00 1451 Salamis King Euelthon c 538 510 BC AR Persic stater Ram reclining left above Cypriote legend Rev Blank cp Boston 2143 Part of ram s head off the flan otherwise fine and rare 700 00 1452 Uncertain Cypriote c 440 BC Perhaps Golgi Double siglos Lion crouching righ


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    The Numismatic Review

    7/1/1946 Numismatics Periodicals

    114 Numismatic Review A COIN FROM PAPHOS By LOUISE and HARRY J STEIN The coin we publish is an obol on the Persic standard and may be described as follows Ob Bearded head of river god Rev Forepart of Pegasus Bokarus crowned to right with curved wing in front the Cypriote syllabary character f The coin except for the Cypriote character f is the same as that in Babelon Les Perses Achemenides p 56 No 378 plate IX 15 which although having no inscription is assigned to the satrap Orontas in Asia Minor B C 362 See also the Catalogue of the Collection of the Due de Luynes No 2899 A coin similar to these is in the British Museum Catalogue for Cilicia


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    American Journal of Numismatics (Series One), Vols. 51 - 53

    /1917

    t mints but what specific grounds have we for assigning varieties J2 to 17 to Tarsos In the first place our choice of possible mints is limited to the northeastern corner of the Mediterranean by the very style and details of composition which we have found so divergent from those on the staters of Macedonian ori gin The accompanying cut will serve to show the great similarity Tarsiote Stater Cypriote Stater between a stater of our first group and a contemporary stater which the writer has elsewhere 32 shown was struck at Salamis in Cyprus In every essential detail the Cypriote piece is a copy Note for instance the arrangement of Athene s locks in contrast to the Macedonian series note also the similarity in pose and details of the Nike figure On both the cross piece of the stylis ha


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    American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 49

    1/1/1915

    the early Iron Age e 1200 900 B C however when the art was beginning to be subject to the influence of the new Geometric style superseding the art of the Bronze Age and character istic of most parts of Greece at this period the swastika begins to ap pear It is especially noteworthy to observe in what a tentative way the swastika gradually found a place on the scheme of ornamentation of Cypriote pottery At first it is added to the vases of the indigenous Cypriote style as a plainly accessory device quite isolated on the un decorated space of a vase On nos 502 540 and 541 of Myres cata logue of antiquities from the Cesnola collection in the Metropolitan Museum 1 the swastika is to be seen just dropped as it were on the vase not forming an integral part of the decoration These p


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 143-146

    1/1/1961

    ype that they are related to a known silver issue from the time of Euagoras I Hill noted it is possible that Euagoras marked his conquest of some places in Cyprus including Curium by issuing coins there H of C p 134 note 3 The Curium coins refer red to are of silver a stater obv Heracles strangling lion rev Victorious Athena seated on prow with inscription King Art in the Cypriote syllabary and four smaller coins BMC Cyprus p xliii Babelon Perses Achimenides pp cxxxviii and 107 attributed the stater to Aristochos of Curium a contemporary of Euagoras I Hill op cit thought it more probable that the A ri referred to the Athenian Aristophanes son of Nicophemos who Babelon also ad mits may have become king in recognition of the important political role he


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 143-146

    1/1/1961

    t have seemed more expedient to strike coins in Cyprus than to ship specie from Egypt The new mint or expansion of the old would have followed the Egyptian model and possibly entailed the transfer of officials and workmen from Alexandria The output of workmen trained at Alexandria would be stylistically in distinguishable from the product of the mother mint A good criterion for dividing the Cypriote issues if any from the Egyptian would be provenance The excavation coins provide this evidence but perhaps on too small a scale to be conclusive Svoronos recorded a long series of 28 mm bronzes all of similar type and style These he divided into two groups one with A as the constant upper letter and varying monograms below Sv 269 288 the other a somewhat smaller group with A in the


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    ANS Museum Notes, vols. 6-8

    /1954

    efore restriking has been cited by Dr J G Milne In this instance the original weight of the Athenian tetradrachm 17 496 was reduced to 10 88 grams This reduction in weight was so drastic that Dr Milne pointed out that this specimen shows clear marks of having been hacked all round to such an extent that the olive spray on the field of the Athenian reverse stands right on the edge of the Cypriote coin He also describes two other Cypriote coins at Oxford of Azbaal King of C H V Sutherland Overstrikes and Hoards The Movement of Greek Coinage down to 400 b c Numismatic Chronicle 6th Series II 1942 pp 1 18 BMC Ionia p 368 87 J G Milne Overstruck Cypriote Staters Numismatic Chronicle 6th Series V 1946 p 79 Digitized by Google Original from UNIVERSITY


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    ANS Museum Notes, vols. 20-21

    /1975

    border Rev Heracles standing facing head r with club in r hand in 1 bow and arrow lion skin over 1 arm on r ankh sign in upper L wreath symbol A Stater overstruck 10 37 This stater from Issus on the Cihcian coast shares a pair of dies with an ANS specimen from a Cilician hoard published by E T Newell Plate I B That we should find no 2 overstruck on a stater of the Cypriote king Euagoras I 41 1 374 B C from Salamis can perhaps tighten its date of issue and elucidate to some extent the significance of the wreath symbol and Cypriote ankh sign on the Issus coin bearing in mind that the ankh served as central reverse type on earlier coins struck at Salamis Coins of Euagoras Plate I C bear the head of Heracles r on the obverse and a goat recumbent r on th


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    ANS Museum Notes, vols. 22-23

    /1977

    no 2 after an ankh sign had been engraved sideways above the ram s back Among the coins acquired by the British Museum between 1938 and 1948 published by E S G Robinson 97 appears a stater which he states is struck from a similar although not identical reengraved obverse die To the BM specimen too an ankh symbol has been added but upright above the ram s back and beneath the belly the Cypriote character 2 ra has been inscribed The reverse type analogous to Six s no 2 but less delicately conceived consists of branch with bud at tip and two leaves enclosing a pair of berries The ANS collection contains two duplicates of this coin one of which is overstruck on a coin of S Atlan s group 2 from Side dated 479 470 B C 98 The signary on this issue as pointed out by Robinson sho


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    ANS Museum Notes, vols. 22-23

    /1977

    on our next encounter with the Paris specimen and Kelley no 42 it already shows definite signs of age It then progresses rapidly from a much used to a decrepit stage of wear in Issues 2 and 3 With regard to the minting city and the question of absolute chronol ogy the answer to the latter is perhaps within closer reach The dates 479 470 for Atlan s group 2 at Side over which our last Cypriote issue was struck appear confirmed by the contents of the Asyut hoard 101 If so they provide a terminus post quern for the Cypriote overstrike Babelon 102 suggested that the first dolphin issue was struck probably a little after 480 One continues to wonder where the mint was located 10 and why it was so abstemious in its use of new obverse dies The answer may lie eventually in the m


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    American Journal of Numismatics (Series One), Vols. 18 - 20

    7/1/1883

    tter therefore at the request of several members of the Society he had called this special meeting The following resolutions having been presented were unanimously adopted Whereas Our fellow member Mr Gaston L Feuardent a gentleman with a well established reputation as an expert in regard to the authenticity of objects of antiquity seeing reason to question the genuineness of certain Cypriote sculptures in the Metro politan Museum of Art and disapproving the treatment to which the objects in the Cypriote collection generally were subjected by their custodians made his criticisrns public and thereby subjected himself to attacks upon his personal character and his professional reputation and Whereas In order to defend his character and in the interest of truth and justice he wa


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    American Journal of Numismatics (Second Series), Vols. 5-6

    1/1/1993 ANS

    been sent as quaestor cum iure praetorio 34 to annex Cyprus and restore the exiles to Byzantium under the lex clodia de rege Ptolemaeo et de insula Cypro publicanda of 58 35 Although there may have been per sonal and political considerations on Clodius s part for sending Cato to Cyprus 36 according to Ammianus Marcellinus 14 8 15 and Rufius Festus Brev 13 1 the true motivation for the Cypriote expedition was economic Both report that Cato was sent to Cyprus because of a serious shortage of money in the treasury at Rome a fact that is sup ported by Cicero 37 As E Badian has correctly noticed the entire Cypriote expedition was from its inception an integral part of Clodius s program and legislation of 58 B C the annexation of Cyprus being nec essary to pay for his lex frumentari


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    American Journal of Numismatics (Second Series), Vols. 7-8

    1/1/1995 ANS

    pe consistently appears on the dated tetradrachm series beginning in 155 4 and this stylistic feature is the principal criterion for assigning common undated tetra drachms and didrachms to Ptolemy VI rather than Ptolemy V But in Cyprus dated tetradrachms of the joint reign of Ptolemy VI and VIII still display the bare legged type The new style eagle with feathered legs was phased in on dated Cypriote tetradrachms between 163 and 160 It seems reasonable to assume that the same models were employed for contemporary bronze coinage Thus Weiser is almost certainly mistaken in dating Cologne 70 a Cypriote bronze with lotus blossom symbol and the eagle s legs fully covered with feathers Sv Digitized by Google Original from INDIANA UNIVERSITY


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 16-23

    1/1/1924

    108 ALEXANDER HOARDS Alexander coins with the monogram f n A l as shown by the writer in Some Cypriote Alexanders have actually been found on the island of Cyprus Secondly the name of the famous king of Paphos Nicocles has been discovered by Mr F M Endicott engraved in minute letters on the obverses of Nos 2675 2676 It is an interesting commentary on the ambitious character of this Cypriote king that he should have dared to inscribe in however minute letters his own name upon the co


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 16-23

    1/1/1924

    DEMANHUR 1 1 1 Mint marium No 2715 The reasons for attributing this variety to Marium in Cyprus have been discussed in the writer s Some Cypriote Alexan ders in the Num Chron 4th Series vol XV pp 320 321 Mint soli Nos 2716 2718 These three tetradrachms are here only tentatively assigned to Cyprus The style which appears to be copied from some of the Egyptian issues is not impossible for Cyprus The symbol caduceus is perhaps not unconnected with the little Cypriote bronze coin of late style and bearing on its reverse a


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    ANS Museum Notes, vols. 20-21

    /1975

    border Rev Heracles standing facing head r with club in r hand in 1 bow and arrow lion skin over 1 arm on r ankh sign in upper L wreath symbol A Stater overstruck 10 37 This stater from Issus on the Cihcian coast shares a pair of dies with an ANS specimen from a Cilician hoard published by E T Newell Plate I B That we should find no 2 overstruck on a stater of the Cypriote king Euagoras I 41 1 374 B C from Salamis can perhaps tighten its date of issue and elucidate to some extent the significance of the wreath symbol and Cypriote ankh sign on the Issus coin bearing in mind that the ankh served as central reverse type on earlier coins struck at Salamis Coins of Euagoras Plate I C bear the head of Heracles r on the obverse and a goat recumbent r on th


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    ANS Museum Notes, vols. 22-23

    /1977

    no 2 after an ankh sign had been engraved sideways above the ram s back Among the coins acquired by the British Museum between 1938 and 1948 published by E S G Robinson 97 appears a stater which he states is struck from a similar although not identical reengraved obverse die To the BM specimen too an ankh symbol has been added but upright above the ram s back and beneath the belly the Cypriote character 2 ra has been inscribed The reverse type analogous to Six s no 2 but less delicately conceived consists of branch with bud at tip and two leaves enclosing a pair of berries The ANS collection contains two duplicates of this coin one of which is overstruck on a coin of S Atlan s group 2 from Side dated 479 470 B C 98 The signary on this issue as pointed out by Robinson sho


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    ANS Museum Notes, vols. 22-23

    /1977

    on our next encounter with the Paris specimen and Kelley no 42 it already shows definite signs of age It then progresses rapidly from a much used to a decrepit stage of wear in Issues 2 and 3 With regard to the minting city and the question of absolute chronol ogy the answer to the latter is perhaps within closer reach The dates 479 470 for Atlan s group 2 at Side over which our last Cypriote issue was struck appear confirmed by the contents of the Asyut hoard 101 If so they provide a terminus post quern for the Cypriote overstrike Babelon 102 suggested that the first dolphin issue was struck probably a little after 480 One continues to wonder where the mint was located 10 and why it was so abstemious in its use of new obverse dies The answer may lie eventually in the m


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    The American Numismatic Society, 1858-1958

    /1958 [Numismatics American Numismatic Society]

    96 PROGRESS AND CONFLICT objects in the Cypriote collection generally were subjected by their custodians made his criticisms public and thereby subjected himself to attacks upon his personal character and his professional reputation and Whereas In order to defend his character and in the interest of truth and justice he was forced to carry on a law suit against one of his defamers at a heavy expendi ture of money and a great sacrifice


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    The American Numismatic Society, 1858-1958

    /1958 [Numismatics American Numismatic Society]

    te its export with the permission of the government of Cyprus Prompt negotiations were undertaken in 1949 shortly after the offer was made but it was impossible to secure complete control of the collection In 1950 the authorities of Cyprus agreed to turn over the portion that was duplicated in their collections on condition that the non numismatic parts of the collection be surrendered to the Cypriote Museum at Nicosia The other coins which were not to be found in the Cypriote Museum collection were to be retained there as the Charles G Gunther Memorial Collection until duplicates were secured The Society agreed to these terms with some slight modifications but the best part of the Gunther Collection has therefore remained at Nicosia Also in 1949 a particularly outstanding coin was prese


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 170th Buy or Bid Sale



    Obv Running kneeiing king hoiding bow and dagger Rx Irreguiar incuse Weakiy struck but Mint State250 129 CYPRUS SALAMIS UNCERTAIN KING POSSIBLY GORGOS Stater c 500 460 BC 10 87g Jameson 1628 possibiy same obverse die Babeion Traite 1129 pi CXXVIl SNG Cop 36 var Obv Ram iying i above giobuie in crescent above and and in exergue inscriptions Rx Ankh symboi with Cypriote ietter in circie the whoie in incuse square five Cypriote symbois surrounding This coin has a iarge die break above the head of the ram and some fiatness on the body of the ram but it stiii stands as one of the better exampies of this type which is notoriousiy horribiy struck with extremeiy worn dies Five ietters on the obverse and neariy compiete iegends on the right side of the reverse wi


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    American Journal of Numismatics (Series One), Vols. 18 - 20

    7/1/1883

    tter therefore at the request of several members of the Society he had called this special meeting The following resolutions having been presented were unanimously adopted Whereas Our fellow member Mr Gaston L Feuardent a gentleman with a well established reputation as an expert in regard to the authenticity of objects of antiquity seeing reason to question the genuineness of certain Cypriote sculptures in the Metro politan Museum of Art and disapproving the treatment to which the objects in the Cypriote collection generally were subjected by their custodians made his criticisrns public and thereby subjected himself to attacks upon his personal character and his professional reputation and Whereas In order to defend his character and in the interest of truth and justice he wa


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    American Journal of Numismatics (Series One), Vols. 15 - 18

    /1880

    ter therefore at the request of several members of the Society he had called this special meeting The following resolutions having been presented were unanimously adopted Whereas y Our fellow member Mr Gaston L Feuardent a gentleman with a well established reputation as an expert in regard to the authenticity of objects of antiquity seeing reason to question the genuineness of certain Cypriote sculptures in the Metro politan Museum of Art and disapproving the treatment to which the objects in the Cypriote collection generally were subjected by their custodians made his criticisms public and thereby subjected himself to attacks upon his personal character and his professional reputation and WhereaSy In order to defend his character and in the interest of truth and justice he was


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    American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 49

    1/1/1915

    ther vase also the motifs of the doe suckling her kid aud two deer confronting a sacred ti ee in a single group in the panels repeated around the vase Fig 20 The frieze of tangent circles on both vases is reminiscent of Mycenean decoration It is probable therefore that through this indirect means of imported Greek Geometric pottery of the mainland the swastika came from Minoan into Cypriote art The swastika continues to be found on Cypriote vases of the Mid dle Geometric period in this island always as a detached ornament cf Myres catalogue passim On the next illustration Fig 21 1 the swastikas in the panel are worked into the decorative scheme in true Geometric style This vase formerly in the Cesnola collection has been chosen to show what only a few of the monumen


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    American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 49

    1/1/1915

    late from Kameiros Rhodes Fig 23 1 which shows the swastika on that class of pottery known as Ionian a broad term including fabrics from Melos Rhodes Thera Kyrene Daphnai and Naukratis which were all about contemporaneous though probably somewhat later than the vases of the Geometric style Curiously enough the symbol occurs here also in connection with a bird goose or duck as on the Cypriote vase Fig 21 On a space left free on the wings of each of the two birds held by the neck by a Gorgon is a swastika Another one is in the left field Whether this representation has a solar significance is a question not lightly to be answered either way Solar signs are often associated with birds cf Dechelette s discussion of solar swans Manuel II pp 418ff It is noteworthy at all


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    American Journal of Numismatics (Second Series), Vols. 5-6

    1/1/1993 ANS

    been sent as quaestor cum iure praetorio 34 to annex Cyprus and restore the exiles to Byzantium under the lex clodia de rege Ptolemaeo et de insula Cypro publicanda of 58 35 Although there may have been per sonal and political considerations on Clodius s part for sending Cato to Cyprus 36 according to Ammianus Marcellinus 14 8 15 and Rufius Festus Brev 13 1 the true motivation for the Cypriote expedition was economic Both report that Cato was sent to Cyprus because of a serious shortage of money in the treasury at Rome a fact that is sup ported by Cicero 37 As E Badian has correctly noticed the entire Cypriote expedition was from its inception an integral part of Clodius s program and legislation of 58 B C the annexation of Cyprus being nec essary to pay for his lex frumentari


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    American Journal of Numismatics (Second Series), Vols. 7-8

    1/1/1995 ANS

    pe consistently appears on the dated tetradrachm series beginning in 155 4 and this stylistic feature is the principal criterion for assigning common undated tetra drachms and didrachms to Ptolemy VI rather than Ptolemy V But in Cyprus dated tetradrachms of the joint reign of Ptolemy VI and VIII still display the bare legged type The new style eagle with feathered legs was phased in on dated Cypriote tetradrachms between 163 and 160 It seems reasonable to assume that the same models were employed for contemporary bronze coinage Thus Weiser is almost certainly mistaken in dating Cologne 70 a Cypriote bronze with lotus blossom symbol and the eagle s legs fully covered with feathers Sv Digitized by Google Original from INDIANA UNIVERSITY


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 170th Buy or Bid Sale



    Obv Running kneeiing king hoiding bow and dagger Rx Irreguiar incuse Weakiy struck but Mint State250 129 CYPRUS SALAMIS UNCERTAIN KING POSSIBLY GORGOS Stater c 500 460 BC 10 87g Jameson 1628 possibiy same obverse die Babeion Traite 1129 pi CXXVIl SNG Cop 36 var Obv Ram iying i above giobuie in crescent above and and in exergue inscriptions Rx Ankh symboi with Cypriote ietter in circie the whoie in incuse square five Cypriote symbois surrounding This coin has a iarge die break above the head of the ram and some fiatness on the body of the ram but it stiii stands as one of the better exampies of this type which is notoriousiy horribiy struck with extremeiy worn dies Five ietters on the obverse and neariy compiete iegends on the right side of the reverse wi


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 16-23

    1/1/1924

    108 ALEXANDER HOARDS Alexander coins with the monogram f n A l as shown by the writer in Some Cypriote Alexanders have actually been found on the island of Cyprus Secondly the name of the famous king of Paphos Nicocles has been discovered by Mr F M Endicott engraved in minute letters on the obverses of Nos 2675 2676 It is an interesting commentary on the ambitious character of this Cypriote king that he should have dared to inscribe in however minute letters his own name upon the co


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 16-23

    1/1/1924

    DEMANHUR 1 1 1 Mint marium No 2715 The reasons for attributing this variety to Marium in Cyprus have been discussed in the writer s Some Cypriote Alexan ders in the Num Chron 4th Series vol XV pp 320 321 Mint soli Nos 2716 2718 These three tetradrachms are here only tentatively assigned to Cyprus The style which appears to be copied from some of the Egyptian issues is not impossible for Cyprus The symbol caduceus is perhaps not unconnected with the little Cypriote bronze coin of late style and bearing on its reverse a


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 24-30

    1/1/1926

    4 UNPUBLISHED COINS for a typ e the seated lion while all of his Semi tic successors adopted the lion and stag type It was the foreigner Demonicus who first replaced the lion type with another The Heracles figure being in this guise rather more that of the Hellenic hero than of the Phoenician Melkarth is retained though now it is represented in the pure Greek style and not in the Cypriote The Heracles on our coin appears to be a direct copy of the one on Demonicus issue Style technique attitude and details except for the club which is held horizontally instead of upright are absolutely identical For this reason the coin falls naturally into the first years of Melekiathon s second reign immediately after the overthrow of Demonicus the Athenian adventurer and usurper the


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 24-30

    1/1/1926

    can hardly be attained until a specimen from a sharp reverse die will have enabled us to read the inscrip tion Any discussion of this inscription at the present time would be worse than useless While faint traces of some letters may still be distinguished above the lion s back the legend itself remains quite indecipherable SALAMIS IN CYPRUS Nicocles 373 CIRCA 361 B C 2 Facing bust of the Cypriote Aphrodite wearing a turreted crown the whole in dotted circle Reverse Forepart of Pegasus to r Below ti Ba Ni On r NI The whole in a dotted circle Dies t Wt 3 39 gr From the collection of Col Allotte de la Fuye No 682 On this coin we have a most unusual representa tion of the divinity supposed to be the Cypriote Aphrodite who appears so frequently but in profile on the


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 24-30

    1/1/1926

    EASTERN DYNASTS 7 traces of an inscription The whole is sur rounded by a circle of fine dots Reverse The Cypriote sign Pu in the dotted ring of an Ankh Outlines of ivy leaves fill the four corners of the surrounding dotted square the whole is contained in a shallow incuse square Persic stater Wt Gr 10 72 Dies i This coin was purchased by the writer in Decem ber 1924 in Cairo Egypt With it there were three or four staters of Baalmelek I 479 449 B C and of Azbaal 449 425 B C of Citium th


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 56-61

    1/1/1934

    rned themselves with this period Buchon alone has definitely attributed the deniers of Amaury II of Jerusalem to him as King of Cyprus De Mas Latrie and de Saulcy attribute the coins to Amaury II but for Jerusalem only In weighing deniers of Amaury whose provenence is known to be Jerusalem we find an average weight of ca 0 9 gramme The heaviest of his coins in this hoard which is certainly Cypriote in character weighs 0 721 gramme the average weight of these coins is 502 gramme From these figures we must conclude that coins of this type were in use and minted both on the island and on the mainland but on two distinct standards of weight and from the condition of the coins in this hoard a large percentage of which are clipped it would seem that where deniers of Jerusalem weight drifte


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 56-61

    1/1/1934

    60 THE TRIPOLIS HOARD were bound to have a currency readily computed on a Genoese standard In an act of 1201 under Alberto Malaspina the Genoese pound 82 355 gr the Genoese sol 4 11775 gr The sol had 3 97363 gr fine silver and was worth 4 7 gr bullion La moneta Genoese Pier Francesco Casaretto p 191 At twenty four Cypriote or Damietta deniers to the sol and allowing for a slightly smaller per cent of silver to the smaller coin 163gr instead of 1 65 gr we have here a coin which can be calculated directly in Genoese pounds thus avoiding a loss to the government which a more complicated system of exchange would entail Enough data on Crusaders coins has not been available to make any conclusive statements about


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 72-78

    1/1/1937

    1912 p 198 Plate Newell E T Note regarding coins from this hoard acq by him in Am Num Soc Library 296 Daieni Distr Tulcea Rumania 1919 Burial 2000 jr Istrus Disposition Bulet Soc Num Rom X No 19 1913 p 22 No 14 Moisil Const Convorbiri Literare xliii 1909 p 751 297 Dali anc Idalium Cyprus 1869 Burial c 410 400 B C 344 jr Tw o finds l Cypriote with Phoenician inscrip tions Citium Idalium etc 7 early Athen tetradr 2 Cypriote 5th cent coins of Citium Amathus Paphus Salamis Disposition Brit Mus acq large part Lang R H Num Chron 1871 pp 1 18 illus B M Cat Cyprus xlviii ff Six J P Rev Num 1883 p 257 Hill G F Num Chron 1914 p 105 Naville Sale of Brit Mus dupl June 18 1923 pp 114 11


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 79-82

    1/1/1938

    se or on the reverse So when the authorities at Neapolis decided with pardonable local pride to place a representation of Wruck loc cit Nos 80 81 Wruck loc cit No 82 PI 4 The tetradrachms coined in Cyprus do not follow this practice which is evidently purely Syrian in origin Cf Brit Mus Cat Cyprus PI XV Nos 1 3 8 9 and Wruck loc cit PI 4 91 certainly also a Cypriote issue Like the Cypriote issues the tetradrachm of Trajan with the Heracles bust struck in Alexandria Wruck loc cit PI 6 154 does not display the eagle See below No 42 w Instances may be found in Brit Mus Cat Palestine PI XLI 5 and Imhoof Blumer Revue suisse de numismatique Vol VIII p 45 No 8 PI II 21 The only Syrian exceptions to the general rule known to the


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 143-146

    1/1/1961

    Curium 1932 1953 Digitized by These coins are included in Svoronos group 338 387 assigned to Egypt and to the years 285 271 b c before the deification of Arsinoe and before the dated coinage Nos 50 56 above Regling Sv iv p 464 isolated certain coins as incompatible with that group as a whole Among the coins rejected by him are our Nos 69 70 and 71 He did not suggest they might be Cypriote But there are reasons besides the fact that they were found at Curium for so classifying them On the basis of KI on coins No 71 Poole BMC Ptolemies p 18 26 attributed them to Citium together with the corresponding silver The class of large bronze here represented by Nos 58 66 is notably lacking in the smaller 20 mm size Rare dated specimens are known for only three of its twenty


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 143-146

    1/1/1961

    erstrikes three are on coins of Heraclius with two figures None is countermarked 723 Three of these coins are countermarked 724 Four of these coins are countermarked one is overstruck on an M coin of Heraclius type BMC no 116 725 Two of these coins are countermarked 726 Two of these coins are countermarked It is difficult to prove that any issues of Constans II are certainly Cypriote On the basis of the Curium coins as well as other evidence No 721 from the year 3 seems to have enjoyed a more strictly local currency than any other Nothing in the character of the coin however suggests that it was produced locally it seems a Constantinople issue shipped almost in its entirety to Cyprus Nine coins of this variety were found at Curium accounting for almost a third of all th


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    ANS Museum Notes, vols. 20-21

    /1975

    border Rev Heracles standing facing head r with club in r hand in 1 bow and arrow lion skin over 1 arm on r ankh sign in upper L wreath symbol A Stater overstruck 10 37 This stater from Issus on the Cihcian coast shares a pair of dies with an ANS specimen from a Cilician hoard published by E T Newell Plate I B That we should find no 2 overstruck on a stater of the Cypriote king Euagoras I 41 1 374 B C from Salamis can perhaps tighten its date of issue and elucidate to some extent the significance of the wreath symbol and Cypriote ankh sign on the Issus coin bearing in mind that the ankh served as central reverse type on earlier coins struck at Salamis Coins of Euagoras Plate I C bear the head of Heracles r on the obverse and a goat recumbent r on th


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    ANS Museum Notes, vols. 22-23

    /1977

    no 2 after an ankh sign had been engraved sideways above the ram s back Among the coins acquired by the British Museum between 1938 and 1948 published by E S G Robinson 97 appears a stater which he states is struck from a similar although not identical reengraved obverse die To the BM specimen too an ankh symbol has been added but upright above the ram s back and beneath the belly the Cypriote character 2 ra has been inscribed The reverse type analogous to Six s no 2 but less delicately conceived consists of branch with bud at tip and two leaves enclosing a pair of berries The ANS collection contains two duplicates of this coin one of which is overstruck on a coin of S Atlan s group 2 from Side dated 479 470 B C 98 The signary on this issue as pointed out by Robinson sho


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    ANS Museum Notes, vols. 22-23

    /1977

    on our next encounter with the Paris specimen and Kelley no 42 it already shows definite signs of age It then progresses rapidly from a much used to a decrepit stage of wear in Issues 2 and 3 With regard to the minting city and the question of absolute chronol ogy the answer to the latter is perhaps within closer reach The dates 479 470 for Atlan s group 2 at Side over which our last Cypriote issue was struck appear confirmed by the contents of the Asyut hoard 101 If so they provide a terminus post quern for the Cypriote overstrike Babelon 102 suggested that the first dolphin issue was struck probably a little after 480 One continues to wonder where the mint was located 10 and why it was so abstemious in its use of new obverse dies The answer may lie eventually in the m


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    Harper's Weekly

    /1871 Numismatics; Periodicals

    uity Antique Greek Phoenician and Roman glass ware unguentaries bottles bracelets tear bottles 1200 Phoenician Assyrian Egyptian and Greek vases from three feet in height to two inches 4000 Greek Roman and Byzantine lamps with and without bass reliefs and inscriptions 1400 Bronzes of every kind strigiles pateras fibulas speculas spear heads etc 420 Phoenician Greek and Cypriote inscriptions 96 Stone statues of every size Temple of Venus 204 Stone heads of every size Temple of Venus 790 Terra cotta statuettes votive offerings etc 320 Gold objects cylinders scarabees etc 130 8680 These were obtained by excavating at least 8000 graves and from the Temple of Venus at Golgos the discovery of which by Mr Ces nola was scarcely inferior in archaeolog


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