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EMIDRACHMS

OBOLI ?

FRACTIONS  DRACHMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMIDRACHME,  SUBMULTIPLES  OF  DRACHME

 

 

 

 

The only silver coins in addition to drachma that was coined, was the emidrachma.

This submultiple, recall the type of Massalia coinage.

In the year 1834, the imitation of obolo called of the wheel, were discovered in S. Cesario of Modena (North of Italy).

On the bulletin of the Archaeological Correspondence Institute, at the numbers X and XI of the months of October and November of the 1834 signed by C. Cavedoni, was described that in the territory of S. Cesario during the work of land, were found 8 coins. These Coins were donated at the Real Estense Museum by countess Teresa Boschetti.

The composition of the 8 coins was the following:

 

# 1 Drachma

 

# 4 silver imitations of the Obolo called  of the wheel,  of Massalia.

 

C. Cavedoni, wrote an observation in regard on reports:

 

This discovery is similar to the one given to us by Ch. Mionnet (suppl., pl. X, # 7); except that lacks the M, and instead of it you see a segment of ball within each of the four areas or the rim wheel. Six of these nickels have the weight the drachma.
 

# 1 Roman Victoriatus with symbol - the head to measure in the field.

 

# 1 semisse uncial anepigrafe without with symbols.

 

# 1 small bronze of Rimini area.
 

Other examples of emidrachme and drachmas, were luckily recovered at Serra Riccò Apennines, north of Genoa.

Many different types of emidrachme are kept in museums, documenting a large variety of emissions.

 

 

WEIGHTS  OF  EMIDRACME

 

 

Considering the weight, these coins  can be divided into two groups:

 

the first has a weight very close to the one of half drachmas (1.3-1.80g).

the second has a weight significantly lower much nearer to the weight of dell'obolo of Massalia (0.772-0.850g).

The book of Andrea Pautasso (Le Monete Preromane dell’Italia Settentrionale, 1966), meticulously describes the emidrachme classifying with its type, from 14° to 37° type.

Although the book of Andrea Pautasso was published in the year 1966, it is a milestone for Celtic coins of the North of Italy, and still remains basic for a thorough study of these coins

 

Inevitably, over the years, new archaeological findings have revealed new types of both emidrachme and drachmas.

Even the markets, appeared quite a few types of drachmas other than that published in the sixties.

My intention is to make visible the drachmas and emidrachme unpublished.

Nowadays there are many theories regarding this type of coinage, and this, in my opinion, is constructive, if weighed against the right objectivity by scholars and collectors.

 

Definitely lacking today a complete informative and current text, which can somehow lead to a better understanding of the knowledge of the sixties.

 

 

 

 

 

INSUBRES

 

 

 

 

EMIDRACHM N° 1981

 

 

 

Type

Year

Metal

Weight

Conservation

Diameter

Degree of Rarity

 

Property

Identification N°

 

EMIDRACHM (OBOLO?)

I-II cent. b.C.

SILVER

1,214 g

EXTREMELY FINE grade 3-4 (from 1 to 4)

13,782 mm

Common - Not Common - R.1 - R.2 - R.3 - R.4 - unique

-----

1981

 


Reference  EMIDRACHM  N ° 1981

 

 

DRACMA THIS BELONGS TO THE CLASS OF EXTREMELY RARE.

 

 

NOT PUBLISHED ON BOOKS-SPECIALIZED CATALOGUES.

NOT PUBLISHED ON BOOKS CATALOGUES-MUSEUM.

 

SALE NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS:  NO

 

 

 

  EMIDRACHM N° 1605

 

 

 

Type

Year

Metal

Weight

Conservation

Diameter

Degree of Rarity

 

Property

Identification N°

 

EMIDRACHM (OBOLO?)

I-II cent. b.C.

SILVER

1,5410 g

EXTREMELY FINE grade 2-3 (from 1 to 4)

13,622 mm

Common - Not Common - R.1 - R.2 - R.3 - R.4 - unique

-----

1605

 


     

 

 EMIDRACHM N° 1308

 

 

 

Type

Year

Metal

Weight

Conservation

Diameter

Degree of Rarity

 

Property

Identification N°

 

EMIDRACHM (OBOLO?)

I-II cent. b.C.

SILVER

0.772 g

EXTREMELY FINE grade 4 (from 1 to 4)

11.211 mm

Common - Not Common - R.1 - R.2 - R.3 - R.4 - unique

-----

1308



     

 

 EMIDRACHM N° 267

 

 

 

Type

Year

Metal

Weight

Conservation

Diameter

Degree of Rarity

 

Property

Identification N°

 

EMIDRACHM (OBOLO?)

II cent. b.C.

SILVER

0.822 g

EXTREMELY FINE grade 3-4 (from 1 to 4)

12.680 mm

Common - Not Common - R.1 - R.2 - R.3 - R.4 - unique

-----

267

 


 

 

 EMIDRACHM N° 1818

 

 

 

Type

Year

Metal

Weight

Conservation

Diameter

Degree of Rarity

 

Property

Identification N°

 

EMIDRACHM (OBOLO?)

II cent. b.C.

SILVER

1,570 g

FINE grade 2-3 (from 1 to 4)

12.806 mm

Common - Not Common - R.1 - R.2 - R.3 - R.4 - unique

-----

1818

 


 

 

N°1818

 

 

QUESTA EMIDRACMA,  RISULTA ESSERE FINO AD OGGI (ANNO 2014), L'UNICO ESEMPLARE CONOSCIUTO.

 

L'ESEMPLARE CONOSCIUTO ( CATALOGATO CON IL N° 2311), E' CONSERVATO AL MUSEO NAZIONALE DI PARIGI.

 

AL  D/.  RISULTA ESSERE  COMPLETAMENTE  DIVERSA LA FIGURA FEMMINILE.

 

IL R/, E' ABBASTANZA SIMILE AGLI ALTRI ESEMPLARI FACENTI PARTE DELLA RACCOLTA MUSEALE.

 

LA  CONSERVAZIONE DI QUESTA EMIDRACMA E' DA CONSIDERARSI NON PIU' DI MOLTO BELLA GRADO 2-3.

 

LA VALUTAZIONE DELLA STESSA RISULTA MOLTO DIFFICILE DAL MOMENTO CHE NON E' MAI APPARSA SUL MERCATO DELLE ASTE INTERNAZIONALI.

 

 

Reference DRACHM  N ° 1818

 

 

DRACMA THIS BELONGS TO THE CLASS OF VERY RARE.

 

 

NOT PUBLISHED ON BOOKS-SPECIALIZED CATALOGUES.

NOT PUBLISHED ON BOOKS CATALOGUES-MUSEUM.

 

SALE NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS:  NO

 

 

 

VENETI

 

 

 

 

 

 EMIDRACHM N° 1449

 

 

 

Type

Year

Metal

Weight

Conservation

Diameter

Degree of Rarity

 

Property

Identification N°

 

EMIDRACHM (OBOLO?)

II cent. b.C.

SILVER

0,780 g

FINE grade 3-4 (from 1 to 4)

13,791 mm

Common - Not Common - R.1 - R.2 - R.3 - R.4 -

-----

1449

 


 

Reference  EMIDRACHM  N ° 1449

 

 

DRACMA THIS BELONGS TO THE CLASS OF VERY RARE.

 

 

NOT PUBLISHED ON BOOKS-SPECIALIZED CATALOGUES.

NOT PUBLISHED ON BOOKS CATALOGUES-MUSEUM.

 

SALE NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS:  NO

 

 

 

EVALUATION

 

 

-YEAR 2017-

 

 

 

 

 

To the initial evaluation must be add the increase, expressed as a percentage, in accordance with the degree of rarity.

 

 

FINE

 

1° *00,00            - R 1 + 15%     R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%

2° *00,00            - R 1 + 15%     R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%

3° *50,00            - R 1 + 15%     R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%

4° *60,00            - R 1 + 15%     R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%

 

MB-FINE +

 

1° *70,00            - R 1 + 15%     R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%

2° *90,00            - R 1 + 15%     R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%

3° *100,00          - R 1 + 15%     R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%

4° *130,00          - R 1 + 15%     R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%

 

BB-VERY FINE

 

1° *150,00            - R 1 + 15%     R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%

2° *180,00            - R 1 + 15%     R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%

3° *200,00            - R 1 + 15%     R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%

4° *300,00            - R 1 + 15%     R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%

 

SPL-EXTREMELY FINE

 

1° *500,00            - R 1 + 15%     R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%

2° *700,00            - R 1 + 15%     R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%

3° *800,00            - R 1 + 15%     R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%

4° *1.200,00          -R 1 + 15%      R 2 + 30%     R 3 + 90%     R 4 + 150%