Issuing authority - Date

Mint
Idalion
King
Uncertain king of Idalion
Date
500 - 480 BC

Provenance

Museum
Berlin, Münzkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Museum ID
1873 Fox
Museum Link
http://ikmk.smb.museum/object?id=18217647

Physical Description

Material
silver
Denomination
1/3 of a siglos
Weight
2.12 g.
Weight standard
local (cypriot)
Die Axis
1 h
Diameter
15.0 mm

Typological Description

Obverse

Obverse type
Sphinx seated l., raising r. foreleg on an inversed lotus flower
Obverse script
Cypriot syllabic
Obverse inscription
𐠁 𐠭 𐠑 : e-ta-li

Reverse

Reverse type
Lotus flower on two spiral tendrils; ankh, r. ; ivy leaf l. in incuse circle

Reference

Published in
Six (1883), 317, no 7 (attributed to Stasikypros); BMC Cyprus, XLIX, no 1; Weisser (2002), 193, no 216
Reference
Masson, CCEC 25 (1996) p. 37

Entry date: 09/10/2014, Entry by: E. Markou, Update date: 10/23/2018, Updated by: E. Markou

 

 

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