NM·6.2

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Coin

Coin Type

Coin Type: double drachma, Lejeune A6, Arslan IV
Description: obverse: right-facing female head with ivy crown (?) and earring, reverse: right-facing stag, vertical separation line, and legend
Material (main component): silver
Material Composition: unspecified silver alloy
Average Diameter: 19.6 mm1.96 cm
0.771654 in
Average Thickness:
Average Weight: 7.20 g0.0072 kg
0.0158733 lb
Workmanship: struck

Archaeological Culture: unknown
Date: (first half of) 4th century BC
Date derived from: unknown

Number of Known Pieces: 1
Area of Circulation: "Padanian" region, Alpine region (Arslan)
Mint / Main Site: unknown
Coordinates (approx.): none

Coin Legend

Idealised Transliteration: ]eχeθ̣[ 
Idealised Original Script: unknown
Position: back, right area
Orientation: 90°
Direction of Writing: unknown
Script: North Italic Script
Letter Height: 0
Number of Letters: 4
Number of Words: 1
Number of Lines: 1
Inscription Type: minting authority
Language: Lepontic
Syntactic Analysis: NP
Meaning: "Segetu" or "Segedu" (name?)

Alternative Sigla: none

Sources: Lejeune 1971: 124-125 & 127
Arslan 2000: 226
Morandi 2004: 507-508 & 510 (fig. 5.1)

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Bibliography

Arslan 2000 Ermanno A. Arslan, "La monetazione con legende leponzie e la monetazione preromana dell'area leponzia e insubre", in: Raffaele Carlo De Marinis, Simonetta Biaggio Simona (Eds.), I Leponti tra mito e realtà, Locarno: Gruppo Archeologia Ticino 2000, 223-233.
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)
Morandi 2004 Alessandro Morandi, Celti d'Italia. A cura di Paola Piana Agostinetti. Tomo II: Epigrafia e lingua dei Celti d'Italia [= Popoli e civiltà dell'Italia antica 12.2], Roma: Spazio Tre 2004.
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