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Headword: *kuzikhnoi\ stath=res
Adler number: kappa,2627
Translated headword: Kyzikene staters, Cyzicene staters
Vetting Status: high
These [coins] were famous for the excellence of their stamp. The impression was a female face; and on the back, forepart of a lion.
Greek Original:
*kuzikhnoi\ stath=res: diebebo/hnto ou(=toi w(s eu)= kexaragme/noi. pro/swpon de\ h)=n gunaikei=on o( tu/pos: e)pi\ de\ qate/rou protomh\ le/ontos.
For Kyzikos/Cyzicus -- present-day Chiziko Balkiz, in Turkey -- on the southern shore of the Propontis (Sea of Marmora) see generally OCD(4) s.v. Cyzicus. Its electrum (gold-and-silver: effectively gold; eta 200) staters (sigma 1008, sigma 1009) circulated widely between C6 and c.350 BCE. Head (below) catalogues a great variety of types besides the ones mentioned here.
Barclay V. Head, Historia Numorum (Oxford 1911, reprinted Amsterdam 1991) 522-6
Keywords: art history; daily life; gender and sexuality; geography; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 September 2001@04:26:51.
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Elizabeth Vandiver (Corrected typo; added italics; set status) on 30 September 2003@11:59:05.
David Whitehead (added x-refs) on 1 October 2003@03:08:53.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords) on 25 July 2007@07:33:45.
David Whitehead on 20 March 2013@06:21:29.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2014@07:50:33.


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