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« on: June 29, 2020, 01:48:35 pm »

4.367g, 17.7mm

The bust looks very familiar but I am having a brain block.  Who is this....

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 03:33:35 am »

Havind a brain block too, Joe. Looks like a clothed bearded figure. Aesculapius? Serpent staff in front? Can't make out if he's holding something or if that's the condition of the seal.
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 03:41:59 am »

It looks like Zeus.

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 08:11:52 am »

Still not sure...
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 09:47:07 am »

Serapis ?   
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 10:39:59 am »

Yes, Serapis is a good choice, but there should be a kalathos on his head...
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2020, 10:56:05 am »

Precisely Gert, the first one jump to my mind was Saturn , ruler of the titans and Mars , but it looks a lot like Serapis 😊
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 11:04:53 am »

Dear Joe and Board,

I would like to propose a helmeted Ares with a spear behind his left shoulder.  For comparison:

http://hno.huma-num.fr/browse?idType=1653

And for the records, this HNO attribution is incorrect.  I just recently acquired a specimen that clearly reads "[...]ΣΙΕΩΝ," so perhaps it is an unrecognized issue of Aphrodisias or (less likely) Hydisus or Orthosia (in Caria).

Hope this helps.


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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 12:16:15 pm »

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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2020, 02:44:35 pm »

It is look like this:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-122068

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