⅓ Siglos - Nikodamos

Features

Issuer Salamis of Cyprus (Cyprus (ancient))
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 460 BC - 450 BC
Value ⅓ Siglos
Currency Drachm
Composition Silver
Weight 3.15 g
Diameter 15.0 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 126093
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References GCV# 5795,
David R. Sear; 2004. Greek Coins and Their Values / Volume 1. Europe. Seaby, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.
Tziambazis# 103,
Elias Tziambazis; 2002. A Catalogue of the Coins of Cyprus from 560 BC to 1571 AD. Self-published, Larnaca, Cyprus.
BMC Greek# 31
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.

Obverse

Recumbent ram facing left. Cypriot syllabic inscription (si-le-wo-se / ni-ko-ta-mo) above and below the ram. Beaded ring around it.

Lettering:
𐠪𐠐𐠵𐠩
𐠛𐠍𐠭𐠗

Translation: King Nikodamos

Reverse

Egyptian ankh symbol with two concentric circles, one solid and one dotted. Cypriot syllabic sign (pa-) within the circle of the ankh and four other signs in the corners of the incuse square.Cypriot syllabic inscription (ni-mi-la-se)

Lettering:
𐠞
𐠛𐠖𐠏𐠩

Translation: Salamis

Mint

Salamis, modern-day Yeni Boğaziçi, Cyprus

Comments

BMC Greek Vol.24 Pl.X.9

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (460 BC - 450 BC) 

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