Bronze Æ22 Countermarked

Features

Country Tomis
(Thrace)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 200 BC - 101 BC
Value Unknown Æ
Currency Drachm
Composition Bronze
Weight 7.90 g
Diameter 22 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
References AMNG I-II# 2464,
Behrendt Pick, Kurt Regling, Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer (editor); 1910. Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands / Band 1.2. Die antiken Münzen von Dacien und Moesien : die Münzen von Odessos und Tomis. Georg Reimer, Berlin, Germany.
HGCS# 3.2-1937
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2018. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 1. Handbook of Coins of Italy and Magna Graecia : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780989825436 .
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2010. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 10. Handbook of Coins of the Southern Levant : Phoenicia, Southern Koile Syria (Including Judaea), and Arabia : Fifth to First Centuries BC . Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238754 .
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2013. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 12. Handbook of Coins of Baktria and Ancient India, Including Sogdiana, Margiana, Areia, and the Indo-Greek, Indo-Skythian, and Native Indian States South of the Hindu Kush : Fifth Century BC to First Century AD. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780989825450.
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2012. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 2. Handbook of Coins of Sicily (Including Lipara) : Civic, Royal, Siculo-Punic, and Romano-Sicilian Issues : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238792.
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2016. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 3.1. Handbook of Coins of Macedon and Its Neighbors / Part 1. Macedon, Illyria, and Epeiros : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780989825412.
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2017. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 3.2. Handbook of Coins of Macedon and Its Neighbors / Part 2. Thrace, Skythia, and Taurike : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780989825429 .
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2014. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 4. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece : Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238785 .
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2011. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 5. Handbook of Coins of the Peloponnesos : Achaia, Phleiasia, Sikyonia, Elis, Triphylia, Messenia, Lakonia, Argolis, and Arkadia : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238778.
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2010. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 6. Handbook of Coins of the Islands : Adriatic, Ionian, Thracian, Aegean, and Carpathian Seas (excluding Crete and Cyprus) : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238761 .
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2012. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 7. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Anatolia, Pontos, Paphlagonia, Bithynia, Phrygia, Galatia, Lykaonia, and Kappadokia (with Kolchis and the Kimmerian Bosporos) : Fifth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238785.
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2009. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 9. Handbook of Syrian Coins : Royal and Civic Issues : Fourth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238747.

Obverse

Laureate head of Zeus right; countermark: radiate wheel of four spokes.

Reverse

Two horse protomes to right; TOMI below; two stars above.

Lettering:
TO MI
ΓΡ

Comments

Examples of this type:

Example #1 (7.90g, 22mm, 12h; Very Fine):

© Image courtesy of Roma Numismatics Limited
◦ Privately purchased in Munich, July 1996.
◦ From the William Stancomb Collection; this coin published in Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain, Volume XI, The William Stancomb Collection of Coins of the Black Sea Region (Oxford, 2000);
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVIII, 29 September 2019, lot 320. Sold for 120 GBP.

Example #2 (7.87 g, 20mm, 11h; Very Fine, toned):

© Image courtesy of Classical Numismatic Group
◦ Privately purchased in Munich, July 1996.
◦ From the J.P. Righetti Collection, 10199.
◦ Auctioned by Classical Numismatic Group, Electronic Auction 214, 15 July 2009, lot 66. Estimated at 75 USD.

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ND (200 BC - 101 BC) 

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