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Old Jun 2, 2012, 03:30 PM   #16
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Overstruck Syracuse AE

Mac,

I recently enjoyed reading your excellent book on overstrikes. Here is my specimen of Zeus Hellanios / Eagle overtruck on Artemis / Fulmen. I like the way that Artemis's face appears from the crown of Zeus's head. (Isn't that how Athena was born?)

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Old Jun 3, 2012, 02:43 PM   #17
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Oh, that is a great one! Beautifully preserved, undertype artistically arranged! That is along the very nicest overstrikes I have ever seen. Thank you for the photos!

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Old Jun 3, 2012, 03:00 PM   #18
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I typed "along" where I intended "among." Ooops!
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 08:21 AM   #19
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Pantikapaion / countermark and overstrike

Mac,
I have a Pantikapaion with a star countermark and overstruck on another coin. I don't know what the understrike is. Note the flattened legend.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 07:32 PM   #20
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Repeated countermarking and overstriking

I have a couple of these. The sequence is always the same: original coin is Panticapaeum Satyr head/Lion head over sturgeon, which is then countermarked with hinged dies, star on one side and bow in bowcase on the other, which is then overstruck with Panticapaeum Satyr head/Bow and arrow. This sequence seems to be an example of demonetization of a bronze issue then remonetization by countermarking for a fee as a government revenue raising scheme, then a second demonetization and a second similar remonetization by overstriking. You can tell these from random overstrikes in that they exist in large numbers and occur in hoards of similar coins with no or only rare examples that have not been overstruck.

On most of the examples I have seen, the original host coin has not been as nearly completely obliterated as on this example, but still on the obverse there are a traces of the hair of the original satyr and on the reverse I think I can see a trace of the ear, eye, and some of the outline of the lion's head.

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