Katane

The river god depicted on the coins of Katane is Acheloios Amenanos.

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Randazzo 48

43034

Tetradrachme 465/450 v. Chr. Menschenköpfiger Stier (Flussgott Amenanos), im Feld Zweig, im Abschnitt Thunfisch / Laufende Nike mit Kranz. Randazzo Hoard 48. 16.94 g.(Dr. Busso Peus Nachfolger 382, 59)

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Randazzo 50:

98000355

 

 

 

 

Circa 461-450 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.31 g, 9h). River god Amenanos crouching right; laurel branch above; below, fish right / Nike advancing left, holding tainia in extended right hand; KAT-ANE to left. Mirone 13 (same obv. die as illustration); Randazzo 50 (this coin); HGC 2, 559 (same dies as illustration); SNG ANS 1235 (same dies); SNG Lloyd –; Basel –; Dewing –; Gulbenkian 175; Hunt II 225 (same obv. die); Jameson 1891 (same dies); Kraay & Hirmer 29; Rizzo pl. IX, 3 (same dies). EF, a little die rust on obverse, slightly off center on reverse. Very rare, fewer than 20 specimens known with the branch on the obverse, of which this is among the finest.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 64 (17 May 2012), lot 673; Phoenix Art Museum Collection (Triton II, 1 December 1998), lot 171; Orme Lewis Sr. Collection; Randazzo/Sicily, 1980 Hoard (CH VII, 17). (Triton XVIII, 355)

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Randazzo 52

43038

Tetradrachm, about 464-450. AR 17.23 g. Bearded, man-headed bull kneeling r. (river god Amenanos), above, large branch, below, fish r. Rev. KAT-ANE Nike, wearing long chiton, running l., wings open, holding fillet in her outstretched r. hand. SNG Cop. 175 (these dies). Randazzo 51,52 (this specimen, illustr. pl. 3). (THE NEW YORK SALE, IX, 23)

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Randazzo 54

42889

tetradrachm (17.25 gm). Man-faced bull (river god Amenanos) half-kneeling right on tunny fish right, branch above / [KATANE], Nike rushing left, holding fillet. Randazzo 54 (same obverse die). Rizzo pl. ix, 4 (same obverse die). (Gemini, LLC, IV, 30)

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Randazzo 55

356306

Tetradrachm. Man-headed bull kneeling r., branch above and fish below. Rv. Nike walking l. carrying fillet, KATANE in ex. 16.75 grams. BMC 1, Randazzo 55. (Stack’s, The Saint Ludovico and Firth of Clyde Collections, 1032)

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Randazzo 60-68 var.

Coin

Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.69 g 11). Man-headed bull (the river-god Amenanos) swimming to right; above, satyr leaping over the bull’s back to right, placing a wreath on his head; below, in exergue, ketos swimming to right. Rev. ΚΑΤΑΝΑΙΟΝ Nike, wearing chiton and peplos and with open wings, standing right, holding an open taenia or fillet in each hand. Jameson 534 (same dies). Cf. Randazzo 60-68 for a similar obverse die. Cf. Rizzo pl. IX, 14 (with the same obverse die but with Nike to left). Very rare (CNG/ Nomos 5, 115)

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Randazzo 62

Coin

Circa 464-450 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.17 gm, 8h). River-god Amenanos as a man-headed bull kneeling right; above, Nike flying right; in exergue, ketos right / NOIHATAK(sic), Nike running left, wearing long chiton, holding a fillet in her right hand. Randazzo 62 (this coin); SNG ANS -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Lloyd 887 var. (Nike holds two fillets; same obverse die); Rizzo pl. 9, 13 (same reverse die); De Luynes 888 (same reverse die). (CNG Triton VIII, 62)

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Randazzo 67:

98000356

 

 

 

 

Circa 461-450 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 17.04 g, 9h). River god Amenanos crouching right; above, Nike flying right, crowning him with wreath; in exergue, ketos right / Nike advancing left, holding tainia in each hand; KATANAION to left. Mirone 19–20 var. (ethnic, Nike holds one tainia); Randazzo 67 (this coin); HGC 2, 561; SNG ANS –; SNG Lloyd 887 (same dies); Basel 323 var. (ethnic); Gulbenkian –; cf. Rizzo pl. IX, 13/12 (for obv./rev.); cf. Kraay & Hirmer 28. Near EF, toned, small areas of roughness, minor double strike and area of flat strike on reverse. Very rare. (Triton XVIII, Lot: 356)

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Randazzo 67-68

460851

Ca. 470-460 BC. Silver tetradrachm (16.82 gm). Man-faced bull (the local river god Amenanos) walking right, satyr above, sea-serpent (ketos) below / KATANAION, Nike walking left, holding diadem in outstretched right hand and her drapery with the left. Rizzo, pl. IX, 12 (these dies). Randazzo 67-68 (same reverse die). (Freeman and Sear, Manhattan Sale II, 10)

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Randazzo 68

96300

Tetradrachm c. 470-460, AR 16.80 g. Rizzo pl. IX, 12 (=). SNG Lloyd 887 (rev. =). Randazzo 68 (rev. =). (Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG, Auction Q, 1165)

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Randazzo 71

461783

tétradrachme, vers 460 av. J.-C. Droit : Taureau androcéphale et barbu debout à droite, cour. par Niké volant à droite. Revers : KATA[ ] Niké marchant à gauche, tenant un long ruban et une couronne. Sous le bras, K rétrograde. Ref.: Rizzo, pl. 9, 8; coll. Jameson 533; Randazzo Hoard 71 (cet exemplaire). 17,17g. (Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 106, 44)

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Randazzo 74-75

Coin

Circa 461-450 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.05 g). River-god Amenanos as a man-headed bull kneeling right; floral design in exergue / Nike advancing left, wearing long chiton, holding fillet and wreath; H to left. Randazzo 74-5 (same rev. die); SNG ANS 1236 (same dies). (CNG eAuction 159, 7)

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1537255.m

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sicily, Katane AR Tetradrachm. Circa 461-450 BC. The river god Amenanos as a bearded, man-headed bull standing to right on ground line, Nike above flying to right holding wreath / Nike, wearing long chiton, advancing left, holding taenia in her outstretched right hand, vine in left; H to left, KATANAION around. SNG ANS -; Jameson 533 (same dies); Randazzo pl. 4, O73/R72; Rizzo pl. IX, 8 (same dies). 17.06g, 25mm, 12h. Fleur De Coin. Extremely Rare. From the Comery Collection. (ROMA, Auction 5, 89)

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2 Responses to Katane

  1. John L Gomer says:

    Your example of Katane, Randazzo 50 was purchased by me in Triton XVIII, Lot 355…and I’m keeping it!

  2. njmolinari says:

    You have a very good eye, John! Eventually, these will all be plate coins in the print version of Potamikon, a catalog of all varieties of man-faced bull coinage, which will be issued in three volumes (Bronze, Silver, Gold). The first volume will be published through Archaeopress as part of the British Archaeological Reports series,and is due out by the end of this year. Even if you do not collect bronze coinage of the man-faced bull, I recommend getting a copy, as there are very important essays on the origin of the iconography and the identity of the man-faced bull!

    Remember me when it comes time to sell 😉

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