Didrachm - Pnytagoras

Didrachm - Pnytagoras -  obverseDidrachm - Pnytagoras -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Salamis of Cyprus (Cyprus (ancient))
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 351 BC - 332 BC
Value 1 didrachm = 2 drachms (2)
Currency Drachm
Composition Silver
Weight 6.95 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 122890
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References BMC Greek# 77,
Reginald Stuart Poole; 1876. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum / Volume 2. Sicily. British Museum, London, United Kingdom.
And 26 more volumes.
Tziambazis# 134
Elias Tziambazis; 2002. A Catalogue of the Coins of Cyprus from 560 BC to 1571 AD. Self-published, Larnaca, Cyprus.

Obverse

Bust of Ahprodite wearing a myrtle wreath and facing left.

Reverse

Bust of Artemis, her hair gathered up and bound behind and facing left. She has a bow and quiver on her back.

Comments

The silver coinage of Pnytagoras of Salamis follow the Rhodian weight standard, in which a didrachm weighs 7gr. [Reference]

BMC Greek Vol.24 Pl.XII.12

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (351 BC - 332 BC) 

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