Siglos - Sidqmelek

Features

Country Lapethos (Cyprus)
(Cyprus (ancient))
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 450 BC - 435 BC
Value 1 Siglos (1)
Currency Drachm
Composition Silver
Weight 10.48 g
Diameter 22.0 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References BMC Greek# 7,
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  • George Francis Hill; 1922. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum / Volume 27. Arabia, Mesopotamia, and Persia (Nabataea, Arabia Provincia, S. Arabia, Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Assyria, Persia, Alexandrine Empire of the East, Persis, Elymais, Characene). British Museum, London, United Kingdom.
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Tziambazis# 48
Elias Tziambazis; 2002. A Catalogue of the Coins of Cyprus from 560 BC to 1571 AD. Self-published, Larnaca, Cyprus. ISBN 9789963867509.

Obverse

Head of Athena to left in crested Corinthian helmet,inscription above.

Reverse

Head of Athena facing in front, wearing a low helmet with bull’s ears. In the right and left field traces of Phoenician inscription, read as the name of the king.

Translation: Sidqmelek

Comments

BMC Greek Vol.24 Pl.VI.7-9

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ND (450 BC - 435 BC) 

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