Ancient Coinage of Kition, Cyprus

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BMC 7 varKition, Cyprus One-third Stater or tetrobol. Ballmelek I. ca 479-449 BC. 3.16 g. Herakles standing right, wearing lionskin on his back, holding drawn bow / Lion standing right, winged solar disk ("mihir") above, ankh in lower right field, all within dotted border in incuse square. Symbol var of BMC 7; Tziambazis 15 var; Traité II-2, 1198.TextImage
BMC 16-18Kition, Cyprus AR Stater. Azbaal, ca 449-425 BC. 22mm, 11.10 g. Herakles in fighting stance right, wearing lionskin on his back and tied around neck, wielding club in right hand and bow in extended left hand; monogram or ankh to right / Lion attacking stag crouching right; L'Z'B'L (in Aramaic) above; all within dotted border within incuse square. BMC 16–18; Zapiti & Michaelidou 5–6; Tziambazis 17.TextImage
BMC 36Kition, Cyprus AR One-third Stater. Ballmelek II, ca 425-400 BC. 3.68 g. Herakles in fighting stance right, wearing lionskin on his back and tied around neck, wielding club in right hand and bow in extended left hand; monogram or ankh to right / Lion attacking stag crouching right; B'LMLK (in Aramaic) above; all within dotted border within incuse square. BMC 36; Tziambazis 20.TextImage
BMC 50Kition, Cyprus, AR diobol, ca. 449-429 BC. 1.72g. Rudimentary figure of Herakles advancing right, wielding club and holding bow / Lion bringing down a stag kneeling right, within dotted square. BMC 50-51.TextImage
BMC 69Kition, Cyprus, Pumiathon, AE Chalkus, 361-312 BC. 3.13 g. Lion walking left, ram's head left above / Horse walking left, star above, ankh in left field. BMC 69; Babelon, Traité, 1180bis; Babelon, Perses, 614.TextImage
BMC 72Kition, Cyprus. Melekiathon. 392-361 BC. AE 13mm. Herakles standing right in fighting stance, club held overhead in right hand, bow in left hand, lion's skin draped over left arm; Aramaic 'm' left / Head of Aphrodite left, with earring, necklace & decorated stephane. SNG Cop 20. TextImage
BMC 74 varKition, Cyprus, Demonikos II or III, AR One-twelfth stater. 388-387 BC. 0.90 g. Athena standing right, holding spear / Herakles standing right, holding club, bow, and lionskin, within incuse square. Robinson 45-47 in NC 1948; Bank of Cyprus BCCF 2005-09-01; Denomination var of Traité 1223 (hemidrachm); Tziambazis 35 = BMC Cyprus 74 (1/6 stater).TextImage
CNG 88, 442Kition or Soli, Cyprus, Uncertain king. 4th century BC. AE9, 0.81 g. Herakles advancing right, lion skin draped over arm, wielding club and holding bow and arrow in extended hand, ankh at lower left / Facing gorgoneion. Unpublished. CNG 88, 442.TextImage
DeLuynes 13Kition, Cyprus, AE10. 4th century BC. Evagorus. Lion reclining left / Horse grazing left. De Luynes 13. TextImage
Leu 20-148Kition, Cyprus, BC 392-361 BC. AR Stater, Melekiathon, King of Kition, 20mm, 9.88g, struck ca 370 BC. Herakles advancing right, wearing lion skin on shoulders, club in raised right hand, bow in outstretched left hand, within dotted border / Lion walking right on ground line, head facing. Leu 20-148.TextImage
Sear 5725Kition, Cyprus, Ballmelek, AR Stater ca 450-425 BC, 10.8 g. Herakles standing right, wielding club over his head and holding bow in extended right hand, ankh at lower right / Lion attacking stag right, within incuse square with border of dots. BMC 35; Tziambazis 19; Sear Greece 5725.TextObvRev
Sear 5730Kition, Cyprus, Ballmelek, AR One-twelfth Stater ca 450-425 BC, 9 mm, 0.8 g. Head of Herakles right / Lion attacking stag right, within square border of dots. BMC 52-55; Babelon, Perses, 708; Sear Greece 5730.
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Sear 5732Kition, Cyprus AR 1/48 Stater. ca 450-425 BC. Head of Herakles right / lion attacking stag right.
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Sear 5738Kition, Cyprus, AV hemistater (10 silver drachms) of Euboic-Attic standard. Pamiathon, 361-312 BC, Year 30 = c. 332 BC. Naked Herakles, in lion skin, advancing right, brandishing club & holding bow, ankh symbol before / King's name in Aramaic letters, stag kneeling right, attacked by lion right on its back, Phoenician letter ("30") before.TextObvRev
SNG Cop 17Kition, Cyprus, Ballmelek II, AR hemiobol, ca 425-400 BC. 9 mm, 0.34 g. Head of Herakles right / Lion attacking stag right, within square border of dots. SNG Cop 17 (this coin); Six 26 in RN 1883.TextImage
SNG Cop 18Cyprus, Kition, Ballmelek II, AR tetartemorion, ca 425-400 BC. 7 mm, 0.21 g. Head of Herakles right / Lion attacking stag right, within square border of dots. SNG Cop 18 (this coin); Six 27 in RN 1883.TextImage
Traité 1221 varKition, Cyprus or Lapethos, Demonikos II, AR Stater. 388-387 BC. 10.64 g. Athena standing left, holding spear and shield / Herakles lunging right, lionskin over shoulders and down his back, holding club and bow, sign of Tanit at lower right. Tziambazis 32; Var of Traité II-2, 1221 (Tanit symbol on obv.)TextImage
Traité 1229Kition, Cyprus, AR obol, 4th c. BC. 0.92 gr. Bearded head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / Lion right attacking a stag on the ground, all within dotted square in incuse square. Babelon, Traité, 1229.TextImage
Tziambazis 19Kition, Cyprus AR Stater. Ballmelek II, ca 425-400 BC. 22mm, 11.11 g. Herakles in fighting stance right, wearing lionskin on his back and tied around neck, wielding club in right hand and bow in extended left hand; monogram or ankh to right / Lion attacking stag crouching right; B'LMLK (in Aramaic) above; all within dotted border within incuse square. Tziambazis 19; SNG Copenhagen 9-10.TextImage
Tziambazis 25 (1)Cyprus, Kition AR One-24th Stater ca 450-425 BC, 9.88mm, 0.59 g. Head of Herakles right / Lion attacking stag right, within square border of dots. Tziambazis 25; Babelon, Perses, 694; Paris E1154; Sear Greece 5731.TextImage
Tziambazis 25 (2)Cyprus, Kition AR One-24th Stater ca 450-425 BC, 9.88mm, 0.59 g. Head of Herakles right / Lion attacking stag right, within square border of dots. Tziambazis 25; Babelon, Perses, 694; Paris E1154; Sear Greece 5731.TextImage
Tziambazis 36Kition, Cyprus AV Hemistater. Pumiathon, Dated Year 14 = 338 BC. 4.14 g. Herakles in fighting stance right, wearing lionskin on his back and tied around neck, wielding club in right hand and bow in extended left hand; Aramaic character at upper right, ankh in lower right field / Lion attacking stag crouching right; 'l mlk Pmjtn' (in Aramaic) above; all within dotted border within incuse square. Tziambazis 36; SNG Copenhagen 21.TextImage
See also: The Harbour of Kitionby Th. Theodoulou
Search for Kition, Cyprus at AsiaMinorCoins.com
Entry for Kition, Cyprus on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Citium in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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