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Migration Period

Definition
Term used to describe the period in time in Europe between the decline of the Roman Empire and the establishend of Germanic kingdoms (Barbaric invasions), roughly between c. AD 300 and 800.
Type
Period, Concept

Stone

Definition
Stone is a small piece of rock. In numismatics soft stones were often used to create models for medals.
Type
Material, Concept

Apollonia, Sicily

Definition
The mint at the ancient site of Apollonia in Sicily
Type
Mint, Concept

Wax

Definition
Waxes are a diverse class of organic compounds that are lipophilic, malleable solids near ambient temperatures. In numismatics waxes were primarily used used to create models for medals.
Type
Material, Concept

Alyattes I of Lydia

Definition
Alyattes, known to Herodotus as Ardys, was the son of Gyges, and his successor as king of Lydia.
Type
Person, Concept

Ameselon

Definition
The mint at the ancient site of Ameselon in Sicily.
Type
Mint, Concept

Athl..., Sicily

Definition
The mint at an uncertain location, probably in the region of Caccamo in Sicily. For the likely locality and the coinage see M. Puglisi, La Sicilia da Dionisio I a Sesto Pompeo (Messina, 2009). p. 246.
Type
Mint, Concept

Carolingian Numismatics

Definition
The study of the Coinage of the Carolingian kingdom and empire which existed between AD 751 and c. 987.
Type
Field of Numismatics, Concept

Erato of Armenia

Definition
Erato also known as Queen Erato (flourished second half of 1st century BC & first half of 1st century, died sometime after AD 12 was a princess of the Kingdom of Armenia and member of the Artaxiad Dynasty. She served as Roman client queen of Armenia from 10 BC until 2 BC with her brother-husband King Tigranes IV. After living in political exile for a number of years, she co-ruled as Roman client queen of Armenia from 6 until 12 with the Herodian Prince Tigranes V, her distant paternal relative. As a queen of Armenia, she may be viewed as one of the last hereditary rulers of her nation.
Type
Person, Concept

Eunus of Sicily

Definition
Eunus (died 132 BC) was a Roman slave from Apamea in Syria who became the leader of the slave uprising in the First Servile War (135 BC–132 BC) in the Roman province of Sicily.
Type
Person, Concept

Samians at Zankle

Definition
The group of Samian settlers who briefly took control of Zankle (Messana) in Sicily from c. 493-489 BC and issued coins there.
Type
Organization, Concept

Siceliotae

Definition
The group of Siceliotes who apparently sided with Carthage against Rome during the Second Punic War and struck coins, perhaps at Morgantina.
Type
Organization, Concept

Herbita

Definition
The mint at the ancient site of Herbita in Sicily.
Type
Mint, Concept

Hispani

Definition
The group of Iberian settlers who struck coins in the name 'Hispanorum' at Morgantina in Sicily, probably from c. 211-133 BC.
Type
Organization, Concept

Sergetion

Definition
The mint at the ancient site of Sergetion in Sicily. Its modern location is unknown.
Type
Mint, Concept

Adranum, mercenaries

Definition
A group of mercenaries of the Timoleontic period usually taken to have been connected with issues of bronze coins at Adranum in Sicily.
Type
Organization, Concept

Tiridates I of Armenia

Definition
Tiridates I (Parthian: 𐭕𐭉𐭓𐭉𐭃𐭕, Tīridāt; Greek: Τιριδάτης, Tiridátes) was King of Armenia beginning in 53 and the founder of the Arsacid dynasty of Armenia. The dates of his birth and death are unknown. Tiridates was the son of Vonones II of Parthia, and brother of Vologases I, who placed him on the throne of Armenia
Type
Person, Concept

Hippos (Sussita)

Definition
The mint at the ancient site of Hippos in the Decapolis.
Type
Mint, Concept

Campanian Mercenaries (Entella)

Definition
A group of Campanian mercenaries, originally employed by Athens for the Sicilian expedition, and subsequently settled by the Carthaginians at Entella, where they (over)struck a silver coinage. See I. Lee, NC 2012 for discussion.
Type
Organization, Concept

Campanian mercenaries (Tauromenium)

Definition
A group of Campanian mercenaries general yassumed to have been settled by Dionysisus I of Syracuse at Tauromenium in Sicily, where they were responsible for silver and bronze coinage
Type
Organization, Concept

Arsames of Commagene

Definition
The existence of Arsames of Commagene has been inferred from a coinage in the name of such a king with types similar to those of Sames, who ruled from c. 130 BC. See F. Kovacs, Armenian Coinage in the Classical Period (Lancaster/London, 2016), p. 39.
Type
Person, Concept

Campnanian mercenaries (Nacona)

Definition
A group of Campanian mercenaries apparently settled at Nacona in Sicily in the late 4th century, where they struck a bronze coinage.
Type
Organization, Concept

Cleopatra of Armenia

Definition
Cleopatra was the wife of Tiridates I of Armenia (c. AD 60-2 and 66-77). She is depicted and named on some of his coinage in both reigns.
Type
Person, Concept

Tyrrhenoi

Definition
The group of Tyrrhenian mercenaries who struck coinage probably in north central Sicily in the middle of the 4th century BC
Type
Organization, Concept

Macedonia (Roman province)

Definition
The Roman province of Macedonia (Latin: Provincia Macedoniae, Greek: Ἐπαρχία Μακεδονίας) was officially established in 146 BC, after the Roman general Quintus Caecilius Metellus defeated Andriscus of Macedon, the last self-styled King of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia in 148 BC, and after the four client republics (the "tetrarchy") established by Rome in the region were dissolved. The province incorporated the former kingdom of Macedonia with the addition of Epirus, Thessaly, and parts of Illyria, Paeonia and Thrace. This created a much larger administrative area, to which the name of 'Macedonia' was still applied.
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Organization, Concept

Sicilia (Roman province)

Definition
Sicilia (/sɪˈsɪliə/; Classical Latin: [sɪˈkɪ.li.a], Ancient Greek: Σικελία) was the first province acquired by the Roman Republic, encompassing the island of Sicily. The western part of the island was brought under Roman control in 241 BC at the conclusion of the First Punic War with Carthage. A praetor was regularly assigned to the island from c.227 BC. The Kingdom of Syracuse under Hieron II remained an independent ally of Rome until its defeat in 212 BC during the Second Punic War. Thereafter the province included the whole of the island of Sicily, the island of Malta, and the smaller island groups (the Egadi islands, the Lipari islands, Ustica, and Pantelleria).
Type
Organization, Concept

Obodas I of Nabataea

Definition
Obodas I (Ancient Greek: Ὀβόδας, Arabic: عبيدة‎ ʿUbaydah) was king of the Nabataeans from c. 99 BC to 82 BC.
Type
Person, Concept

Demetrias ad Tigrim

Definition
The mint once thought to have existed at ancient site of Demetrias ad Tigrim in Assyria. In fact, the coin from which the mint was deduced is more probably of the mint of Seleuceia ad Tigrim. See BMC Arabia etc, p. cxix.
Type
Mint, Concept

Posideion, Syria

Definition
The mint at the site of Posideion in northern Syria.
Type
Mint, Concept

Agate

Definition
Agate is a common rock formation, consisting of chalcedony and quartz as its primary components, consisting of a wide variety of colors. Its use goes back to the Bronze Age for jewelry and seals.
Type
Material, Concept

Abd-Hadad of Hierapolis

Definition
A Syrian priest-dynast ca. 330 BC, attested on coinage from Hierapolis Bambyce featuring the goddess Atargatis on the obverse.
Type
Person, Concept

Abyty of Hierapolis

Definition
A Syrian priest-dynast of the 4th century BC, attested on coinage from Hierapolis Bambyce.
Type
Person, Concept

Atusia ad Caprum

Definition
A mint of this name is listed by Head, but the name Atousia is a misreading of that of Natounia. For the coinage of this city see Hoover, SNR, 2009.
Type
Mint, Concept

Minaean Kingdom

Definition
The Minaean people were the inhabitants of the kingdom of Ma'in (Minaean: mʿn, vocalized Maʿīn; modern Arabic معين Maʿīn) in modern-day Yemen, dating back to the 10th century BCE-150 BCE. It was located along the strip of desert called Ṣayhad by medieval Arab geographers, which is now known as Ramlat Dehem. The Minaean people were one of four ancient Yemeni groups mentioned by Eratosthenes. The others were the Sabaeans, Ḥaḑramites and Qatabānians. Each of these had regional kingdoms in ancient Yemen, with the Minaeans in the north-west (in Wādī al-Jawf), the Sabaeans to the south-east of them, the Qatabānians to the south-east of the Sabaeans, and the Ḥaḑramites further east still.
Type
Organization, Concept

Sabaean Kingdom

Definition
The Sabaeans or Sabeans (Sabaean: 𐩪𐩨𐩱, s¹bʾ; Arabic: ٱلسَّبَئِيُّوْن‎, as-Sabaʾiyyūn; Hebrew: סבאים‎) were an ancient South Arabian people of South Arabia. They spoke the Sabaean language, one of the Old South Arabian languages. They founded the kingdom of Sabaʾ (Arabic: سَـبَـأ‎), which was believed to be the biblical land of Sheba.
Type
Organization, Concept

Volaterrae

Definition
The mint at the ancient site of Volaterrae in Etruria.
Type
Mint, Concept

Magnetes

Definition
The Magnetes, a people in Thessaly. Head (1911) assigns their coins to the mint of Demetrias in Thessaly.
Type
Organization, Concept

Hadhramaut

Definition
Hadhramaut[a] (Arabic: حَضْرَمَوْتُ \ حَضْرَمُوتُ‎, romanized: Ḥaḍramawt / Ḥaḍramūt; Hadramautic: 𐩢𐩳𐩧𐩣𐩩, Ḥḍrmt) is a region in South Arabia, mostly in present-day eastern Yemen, And part in Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Type
Region, Concept

Engraved

Definition
A process by which marks (images or writing) are made on a hard surface by incising with a sharp tool. It may be the manufacture method that produces objects such as coin dies or seals.
Type
Manufacture, Concept

Idumaea

Definition
Idumaea is a region of ancient Syria in Transjordan located between Moab to the northeast, the Arabah to the west and the Arabian Desert to the south and east.
Type
Region, Concept

Sa... King on Cyprus

Definition
Ruler of uncertain name who issued gold coinage at an uncertain mint in Cyprus. See Markou (2011), nos. 1-11
Type
Person, Concept

Münzkabinett und Antikensammlung der Stadt Winterthur

Definition
The Münzkabinett Winterthur is a municipal museum for monetary history in the city of Winterthur, Switzerland. The beginnings of its collection date back to 1660. In the period from 1861 to 1920, Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer made a significant mark on the collection as curator, directing the focus of the Coin Cabinet towards Greek coinage.
Type
Collection, Concept

Institute of History, Department for Ancient History, Stuttgart University

Definition
With its 162 pieces, the collection of coins from antiquity at the University of Stuttgart, Institute of History, Department for Ancient History is rather small. Nevertheless, part of it (56 coins, mostly from the Roman imperial period and late antiquity) is in constant use as teaching material concerning the basics of numismatics. The other section of 106 coins was purchased as part of a scholarly project between 1994 and 1996, comprising pieces from the Pontic region under the Hellenistic king Mithridates VI. Eupator (reigned 120-63 BC).
Type
Collection, Concept

Zuz

Definition
A Zuz (Hebrew-זוז; plural zuzzim Hebrew-זוזים) was an ancient Jewish silver coin struck during the Bar Kochba revolt, as well as a Jewish name for the various types of non-Jewish small silver coinage, used before and after the period of the revolt. The name was used from the Greek era of drachmas, through the Roman era of Denarius, and then as the quarter denomination of Bar Kochba coinage. The Jewish insurrectionists' zuz were overstruck on Roman Imperial denarii or Roman provincial drachmas of Vespasian, Titus, Domitian, Trajan and Hadrian. Four Zuz, denarii or drachmas make a Shekel, a Sela or a Tetradrachm.
Type
Denomination, Concept

Viminacium

Definition
The mint at the ancient site of Viminacium in Moesia Superior.
Type
Mint, Concept

Mint

Definition
Generic term for a place of manufacture of a coin or for the issuing city.
Type
Numismatic Term, Concept

Magnesia in Thessaly

Definition
The mint at the ancient site of The Magnetes in Thessaly
Type
Mint, Concept

Lopadusa

Definition
Ancient mint on the island of Lopadusa (mod. Lampedusa)
Type
Mint, Concept

Eastern Mint

Definition
An uncertain mint in the Roman East.
Type
Mint, Concept

Royal Library of Belgium

Definition
The Royal Library of Belgium is the national library of Belgium. The library has a history that goes back to the age of the Dukes of Burgundy. There are four million bound volumes in the Royal Library, including a rare book collection numbering 45,000 works. The library has more than 700,000 engravings and drawings, 150,000 maps and plans, and more than 250,000 objects, from coins to scales to monetary weights.
Type
Collection, Concept

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Definition
The Smithsonian American Art Museum (commonly known as SAAM, and formerly the National Museum of American Art) is a museum in Washington, D.C., part of the Smithsonian Institution. Together with its branch museum, the Renwick Gallery, SAAM holds one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art, from the colonial period to the present, made in the United States.
Type
Collection, Concept

Nikokles of Paphos

Definition
Nikokles (Greek: Νικοκλῆς; d. 306 BC) was a king of Paphos on the island of Cyprus. As king, he changed the capital of Paphos, from the old one to the new one. In 321 BC, he allied himself with Ptolemy I to fight against Perdiccas and Antigonus. He is first attested on the Alexander coinage of Paphos, c. 325-317 BC. See M. J. Price, Coinage in the Name of Alexander the Great and Philip Arrhidaeus (London/Zurich, 1994), no. 3118. There are also issues in his name on coinage also signed by the people of Paphos.
Type
Person, Concept

Nickel silver

Definition
Nickel silver is a silvery-white to yellow shining alloy of 47-64 % copper, 10-25 % nickel, 15-42 % zinc, possibly with admixtures of elements such as lead, tin, manganese or iron.
Type
Material, Concept

Eleazar the Priest

Definition
Eleazar the priest signed bronze and silver coins during the Bar Kochba revolt from c.132-135 AD. He is perhaps to be identified with Eleazar of Modein.
Type
Person, Concept

Ki... of Idalium

Definition
Ruler of the Cypriot kingdom of Idalium in the first half of the 5th century BC.
Type
Person, Concept

Famagusta

Definition
The mint(s) in Famagusta, a city on the east coast of Cyprus.
Type
Mint, Concept

Half-unit

Definition
A unit of Iron Age coinage with the weight of one half of the standard unit (see unit_celtic). Generally used only for silver and copper alloy coinages, not for gold.
Type
Denomination, Concept

Billon

Definition
Billon is any copper alloy with only a small amount of silver mixed in.
Type
Material, Concept

Nicked

Definition
Thin scratches often c. 5 mm long and placed near the rim of the coin (direction centre to rim).
Type
Secondary Treatment, Concept

Silvered

Definition
With an overlay (wholly or in parts) of a thin layer of silver.
Type
Peculiarity of Production, Concept

Antalya

Definition
The medieval and modern mint(s) of Antalya in Turkey. For earlier mints at the same place, see Attaleia (Pamphylia).
Type
Mint, Concept
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