In private correspondence de Callatay shared with me details of the five didrachm overstrikes of Phillip VI known to him, all in trade. Of those, THREE are overstruck on RRC 217/1 and no other denarii.
There is nothing in the hoard evidence that suggests a special relationship between RRC 217 and Macedonia, and yet… there must be!
I want to think more about this soon….
Want to read
this these as soon as time allows:
Visonà, Paolo. “Out of Africa: the movement of coins of Massinissa and his successors across the Mediterranean. 1.” Rivista Italiana di Numismatica e Scienze Affini 114 (2013): 119-149.
Visonà, Paolo. 2018. “Rethinking Early Carthaginian Coinage.” Journal of Roman Archaeology 31: 7–29. doi:10.1017/S1047759418001228.
Team led by Professor Kevin Butcher of the Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick, awarded an ERC Advanced Grant of 2,484,832.00 euros for project ‘Rome and the Coinages of the Mediterranean, 200 BCE – 64 CE’.
Exceptionally exciting news!
I’m frustrated I couldn’t find a picture of the coin type discussed by Psoma in this chapter.
All of the below nonsense is me trying to get my eye into spearheads to decide what I think (again) about the amphora/spearhead currency bar. I’m worried about the notches in the blade of Vecchi 20, one in a private collection, one in Copenhagen. If you know of any other notched spearheads from the ancient Mediterranean. I so far have located none and that is concerning…
Details of specimens of RRC 83/2:
(same specimen different sale)
HN Italy 379
HN Italy 45:
Lesbos, 4th Cent. (another specimen)
I’m interested in Papius’ Pairs. This is one of my favorites.
This coin type rather complicates the ‘deformed foot’ explanation (cf. another specimen).
Roman Republican Sicily! Panormus? (a different specimen)
Mylasa, Caria. Note form of spearhead on obverse:
OCRE entries. Documentation of my earlier obsession with falcatae.
Someone should have told Gerald Cotten that Quadriga was not the best thing to name his currency… Or maybe, he’s laughing at all his customers from the great beyond …
Full Washington Post Article.