Aspendus, silver, double sigloi (Varsak-Düden hoard) (380-333 BCE) Arslan - Lightfoot
From SILVER
380 BCE - 333 BCE Silver 9,455 kg
Description
ObverseInscription or printing placed on the obverse.: | Two wrestlers grappling, BΛ between legs, all within pelleted circle |
ReverseInscription or printing placed on the reverse.: | EΣTFEΔIIYΣ to left (Pamphylian).Slinger in throwing stance to right, triskeles to right, all within pelleted square |
Mint and issuing power
MintIdentifies the place of manufacture or issue of a numismatic object.: | Aspendus | Ancient regionAncient region.: | Pamphylia | Modern countryModern country: Turkey | AuthorityIdentifies the issuing power. The authority can be "pretended" when the name or the portrait of X is on the coin but he/she was not the issuing power. It can also be "uncertain" when there is no mention of X on the coin but he/she was the issuing power according to the historical sources: | Persian Empire |
Chronology
FromIdentifies the initial date in a range assigned in a numismatic context. | 380 BCE | toIdentifies the final date in a range assigned in a numismatic context.. | 333 BCE | PeriodTime period of the numismatic object.: Classical ^{480-323 BC} |
Physical description
MetalThe physical material (usually metal) from which an object is made.: | Silver | Median weightMedian of the weights of numismatic objects (in grams). in grams | 10.70 | DenominationTerm indicating the value of a numismatic object. Examples: tetradrachm, chalkous, denarius.: | double siglos | StandardStandard.: | Persian |
References
Die study referencePublication of the study: | Arslan - Lightfoot 19991 | ||
Coin series referenceReference to coin series study: | Sear II2 | ||
Coin series web referenceCoin series web references: |
Obverse dies distribution
FrequencyFrequency of specimen in distribution. ^{ᵖ} | Number of obversesNumber of obverse dies. ^{ᵖ} (o) | % (o) | Number of coinsNumber of coins. (n) | % (n) | Die nameName(s) of the die(s). |
1 | 10 | 25 | 10 | 4.85 | BA1, BA2, FN2, FN3, ME2, ME3, PhiO1, -5, -6, -7 |
2 | 5 | 12.5 | 10 | 4.85 | FN(G)2, FN(G)3, FK1, PO2, -4 |
3 | 8 | 20 | 24 | 11.65 | AF2, LF2, NF1, NF2, FA1, PO1, SK1, -1 |
4 | 3 | 7.5 | 12 | 5.83 | AN2, ES1, -1 |
5 | 4 | 10 | 20 | 9.71 | FN(G)1, IO1, TN1, -3 |
7 | 1 | 2.5 | 7 | 3.4 | ME1 |
8 | 1 | 2.5 | 8 | 3.88 | AM1 |
10 | 2 | 5 | 20 | 9.71 | AN1, LF1 |
12 | 2 | 5 | 24 | 11.65 | ML1, PhiK1 |
13 | 1 | 2.5 | 13 | 6.31 | AF1 |
16 | 1 | 2.5 | 16 | 7.77 | KI1 |
20 | 1 | 2.5 | 20 | 9.71 | AK1 |
22 | 1 | 2.5 | 22 | 10.68 | FN1 |
Total | 40 of 40 | 100 | 206 of 206 | 100 |
Reverse dies distribution
no distribution is available
Quantification
Number of obversesNumber of obverse dies. ^{ᵖ} (o) | 40 | Number of singletons (o1)The number of singleton coins. ^{ᵖ} | 10 |
Number of reverse diesNumber of reverse dies. (r) | 143 | Number of coinsNumber of coins. (n) | 206 |
Coins per obverse dieNumber of coins per obverse die. (n/o) | 5.15 | Coins per reverse dieNumber of coins per reverse die. (n/r) | 1.44 |
Reverse per obverse ratioRatio of obverse dies divided by reverse dies. (r/o) | 3.58 | Percentage of singletons (o1)number of coins (n) divided by the number of singletons (o1) ^{ᵖ} | 25 % |
Original number of dies (O) (Carter 1983 formula)The estimation of the number of coins according to Carter 1983 ^{ᵖ} | 44.18 | Coins struck if 20,000 as average productivity per dieCoins made if the average productivity for obverses (according to Carter) is 20,000. ^{ᵖ} | 883,600 |
Original number of dies (O) (Esty 2011 formula)The estimation of the number of coins according to the singleton formula in Esty 2011 ^{ᵖ} (O) | 49.64 | Survival rate if 20,000 as average productivity per dieSurvival rate if average productivity is 20,000. ^{ᵖ} | 0.00023 |
Coverage (o = % of O) (Esty 1984 formula)Esty 1984 - coverage (% of O) ^{ᵖ} (o = % of O) | 95.15% | Die productivity if survival rate 1/2,000Average productivity if survival rate is 1/2,000. ^{ᵖ} | 9,325.49 |
Weight of silver (in kg) if 20,000 coins per die (O = Carter formula)Carter 1983 * Median weight * 20000 (*10 if gold or electrum) ^{ᵖ} | 9,455 kg <br /> 9,455 kg | Die productivity if survival rate 1/5,000Average productivity if survival rate is 1/5,000. ^{ᵖ} | 23,313.72 |
Remarks
Most likely one single workstation Likely military Most obverse dies are identified by a set of two letters; a few ones with an additonal artist signature (G); the last ones without any letters (-). This die study is built on a single hoard and does not pretend to be complete (but see the good n/d ratio). See S 1642 (Callataÿ 2016) for a full die study of one single variety.
References
- ^ Arslan, Melih - Lighfoot, Chris (1999), Greek coins found in Turkey. The Antalya Archaeological Museum and the C.S. Okray Collection with additional material from the Burdur, Fethiye and Sinop Museums, Ankara, 46 p., 75 pl.
- ^ Sear, David R. (1979), Greek coins and their values. Vol. II, Asia and North Africa, London, xlviii, p. 317-762