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Coin

Coin Type

Coin Type: drachma, Lejeune A2, Pautasso 11, Arslan III
Description: obverse: right-facing female head, reverse: right-facing lion
Material (main component): silver
Material Composition: unspecified silver alloy (probably silver, copper, tin, lead, and traces of antimony)
Shape: irregular round
Average Diameter: 1.5 cm0.590551 in
Average Thickness:
Average Weight: 3.53 g0.00353 kg
0.00778232 lb
Workmanship: struck

Archaeological Culture: unknown
Date: 4th / 3rd century BC
Date derived from:

Number of Known Pieces: 1
Area of Circulation: unknown
Mint / Main Site: unknown
Coordinates (approx.): none

Coin Legend

Idealised Transliteration: anarekartọṣ 
Idealised Original Script: S sO2 sT sR sA sK sE sR sA sN sA s
Variant Reading: I sO2 sT sR sA sK sE sR sA sN sA s anarekartọị (older reading)
Position: back, upper area
Orientation: 345°
Direction of Writing: sinistroverse
Script: North Italic Script
Letter Height: 0
Number of Letters: 11
Number of Words: 1
Number of Lines: 1
Inscription Type: minting authority
Language: unknown
Syntactic Analysis: NP
Meaning: "Anarekartos" (name)

Alternative Sigla: Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 36 A

Sources: Arslan 1994: 74
Lejeune 1971: 124-126
Marinetti & Prosdocimi 1994: 38-39
Pautasso 1966: 15 & 43-44 & 48 & pl. LXXXVIII (fig. 452) & pl. CII (fig. 511)
Tibiletti Bruno 1981: 199

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Bibliography

Arslan 1994 Ermanno A. Arslan, "La documentazione numismatica in Lombardia", in: Giovanni Gorini (Ed.), Numismatica e archeologia del celtismo padano. Atti del convegno internazionale; Saint-Vincent 8 - 9 settembre 1989, Aosta: Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta, Assessorato del Turismo, Sport e Beni Culturali 1994, 73-84.
Lejeune 1971 Michel Lejeune, Lepontica, Paris: Société d'Édition "Les Belles Lettres" 1971. (reprint of the article "Documents gaulois et para-gaulois de Cisalpine", Études Celtiques 12/2, 1970-1, pp. 357-500)
Marinetti & Prosdocimi 1994 Anna Marinetti, Aldo Luigi Prosdocimi, "Le Legende Monetali in Alfabeto Leponzio", in: Giovanni Gorini (Ed.), Numismatica e archeologia del celtismo padano. Atti del convegno internazionale; Saint-Vincent 8 - 9 settembre 1989, Aosta: Regione Autonoma Valle d’Aosta, Assessorato del Turismo, Sport e Beni Culturali 1994, 23-48.
Markey 2007 Thomas L. Markey, "Cisalpine ("Lepontic") anareKarTos", Historische Sprachforschung 120 (2007), 231-236.
Pautasso 1966 Andrea Pautasso, Le Monete Preromane dell'Italia Settentrionale, Varese: Centro di Studi Preistorici ed Archeologici 1966.
Tibiletti Bruno 1981 Maria Grazia Tibiletti Bruno, "Le iscrizioni celtiche d'Italia", in: Enrico Campanile (Ed.), I Celti d'Italia, Pisa: Giardini 1981, 157-207.
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