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Dichalkon - Pumiathon

Features

Country Kition (Cyprus)
(Cyprus (ancient))
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 362 BC - 312 BC
Value 1 dichalkon= 2 chalkoi = 1 tetartemorion = 1/4 obol = 1/24 drachm (1/24)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.91 g
Diameter 14.7 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References BMC Greek# 60, 69, SNG Cop# 57
A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum
by Reginald Stuart Poole, Barclay Vincent Head, Percy Gardner, Warwick William Wroth, George Francis Hill
(British Museum)
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: Royal Collection of Coins and Medals Danish National Museum
by Various authors
(Einar Munksgaard)

Obverse

Lion standing left, ram's head above.

Reverse

Horse walking left; star above, ankh symbol to left.

Comments

According to the most recent studies, this type was struck in Kition, not in Salamis, under the reign of Pumiathon.
Ressources :
http://www.jstor.org/stable/42678759 (Les débuts du monnayage en bronze à Chypre, A. Destrooper)
http://kyprioscharacter.eie.gr/en/scientific-texts/details/numismatics/coinages-of-kings-of-cyprus-from-archaic-to-early-hellenistic-period

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (362 BC - 312 BC) 

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