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 on: Yesterday at 11:23:28 pm 
Started by Flav V - Last post by Flav V
The first coin is 21.00 mm for 3.40 grs, the second is 3.26 grs, no syze found. The third: 19.00 mm for 2.67 grs. The foruth is 2.97 grs, no syze found.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:21:38 pm 
Started by ebusus - Last post by ebusus
hello

Thanks for your time.

I have looked on greek coins, and I think that it might be a coin from Thessaly.

The following example are given for "THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly."

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3332526
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3343742
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3346154

Do you think that is the correct ID ?

Is " Assarion" the correct denomination according to its weight ?

Does the "letters" found on my coin match with this ?

Regards,

Laurent.


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 on: Yesterday at 07:25:29 pm 
Started by Danny N - Last post by Danny N
Thanks for that.
You are absolutely correct.
Impressive pick up.

Regards Danny

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 on: Yesterday at 03:22:04 pm 
Started by quadrans - Last post by quadrans
Thank you, Simon  Thumbs Up

 Joe

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 on: Yesterday at 12:57:22 pm 
Started by Virgil H - Last post by hayastani
[In "Opuscula Anatolica IV", NC Vol. 174 (2014), pp. 1-28, there is a chapter by Philip Kinns called "Lunate letter forms in the 4th century and Hellenistic coinage of Ionia".
He shows that the use of the lunate forms of sigma, omega and epsilon on coins began already in the forth century BC (for some of these letters earlier, for some later) and have been used in parallel to the usual forms.

That is considerably earlier than I was aware of, for coins. Thank you for the Opuscula Anatolica IV article, it is quite an interesting read.

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 on: Yesterday at 12:40:28 pm 
Started by quadrans - Last post by Simon
Very attractive, nice coin.

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 on: Yesterday at 12:28:33 pm 
Started by Virgil H - Last post by Virgil H
Thank you both for those comments. This is fascinating.
Virgil

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 on: Yesterday at 10:36:50 am 
Started by Jose G - Last post by Joe Sermarini
I have had a consignor send several very similar objects. I returned them because I was unable to identify them.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:35:01 am 
Started by Virgil H - Last post by Altamura
... The epsilon looks more a lunate epsilon (Greek_epsilon) than the "archaic" form (E). The original Ephesos coins date to the second century BC, but lunate epsilon is from AD. In local coins from the RPC, "E" is still in use during the reign of Claudius ...
In "Opuscula Anatolica IV", NC Vol. 174 (2014), pp. 1-28, there is a chapter by Philip Kinns called "Lunate letter forms in the 4th century and Hellenistic coinage of Ionia".
He shows that the use of the lunate forms of sigma, omega and epsilon on coins began already in the forth century BC (for some of these letters earlier, for some later) and have been used in parallel to the usual forms.

Here is an example with lunar epsilon from Herakleia in Ionia from the second or first century BC: https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b85188388
another one from the second century BC from Smyrna: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=6007560

Regards

Altamura


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 on: Yesterday at 10:14:30 am 
Started by shanxi - Last post by Joe Sermarini
theodoraavgusta added to the NFSL

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