I picked this coin up recently, described as being from Ephesus
the coin in hand, I now have my doubts.
It is a coin of Geta
, 25mm and 7.30g.
The only part
of the reverse legend
that is discernable is the word
"NЄΩKOPΩN" (narrowing things down to a mere 37 cities). http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=neokoros
The reverse legend
shows that it is from a Neocorate
city, which does
, but I cannot find anything from this city to match it.
I have Karwiese
, and there is nothing therein that causes me to think
that it is from this city. There are no coins with a matching, nor
die (he attempts, with varying success
, to list obverse
dies and links), nor
are there any types
from this reign or those either side
that depict this reverse type
as presented here. I was doubtful to
begin with, and continue to be so - awaiting additional confirmation or
I have checked resources such as ACSearch
, SNG UK
online, RPC online
, and many of the usual places. No luck!
I can only hope
, but does anyone recognise this obverse
die, or perhaps
have a better idea as to from which city this coin may emanate.
Any thoughts or suggestions appreciated.