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Numismatic and History Discussions => Greek Coins => Topic started by: Maria H on May 06, 2019, 08:27:53 am



Title: Greek coin identification
Post by: Maria H on May 06, 2019, 08:27:53 am
Any information is much appreciated.

Thank you,

Maria


Title: Re: Greek coin identification
Post by: shanxi on May 06, 2019, 09:03:11 am
Its from Pontos, Amisos, Owl standing, obverse should be Hera


Title: Re: Greek coin identification
Post by: Juan R on May 06, 2019, 09:29:51 am
It doesn't seem to be genuine, as far as I know.

King regards


Title: Re: Greek coin identification
Post by: Maria H on May 06, 2019, 10:14:04 am
Why do you think it is not genuine?


Title: Re: Greek coin identification
Post by: Maria H on May 06, 2019, 10:16:08 am
This is the obverse.  I was told it is Tyche?


Title: Re: Greek coin identification
Post by: djmacdo on May 06, 2019, 11:54:22 am
I am the one who is usually suspicious of coins, but I see nothing that makes me suspicious here.  It would, of course, help if we had the weight, but that would require destroying the piece of jewelry.


Title: Re: Greek coin identification
Post by: Maria H on May 06, 2019, 05:30:31 pm
Thank you!


Title: Re: Greek coin identification
Post by: Dino on May 09, 2019, 09:49:51 am
Here's another from the same mint.


Title: Re: Greek coin identification
Post by: Dino on May 09, 2019, 09:56:06 am
Best Description would probably be:

Amisos as Peireus, Pontos, AR Persic standard drachm

400-300 BC.
Turreted, draped bust of Hera left, wearing necklace and earring
ΠEIΡA beneath owl with spread wings, standing facing

Weight should be in the neighborhood of 5.5 grams or so

Yours looks like it was cleaned a little harshly to make it shiny for the jewelry piece.


Title: Re: Greek coin identification
Post by: Jose M on June 03, 2019, 08:14:18 am
This is an interesting one. When I go to this (https://tranio.com/greece/) property in Greece I will show your picture to my really good friend who knows a lot about coins. I will let you know his answer by this weekend.


Title: Re: Greek coin identification
Post by: Maria H on June 03, 2019, 08:17:20 am
Thank you and yes I do clean it.