Andriscus Overstrikes

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….

Varia

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.

Also:

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!

Spearheads

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:

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(same specimen different sale)

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RRC 83/1a:

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RRC 88/4

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HN Italy 379

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HN Italy 45:

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Lesbos, 4th Cent. (another specimen)

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