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« on: October 11, 2010, 05:25:20 am »

This could be of interest to an antiquites or even a coin collector. Eagle with dolphin  Istros type. Is it authentic  ?
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010, 05:27:33 am »

Istros,Sinope,Olbia..

Very interesting if authentic.
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2010, 05:43:45 am »

Istros,Sinope,Olbia..

Very interesting if authentic.

Looks like its been designed to be secured by five screws - suggesting a modern origin.  The overall form is also suggestive of a modern rendition of an ancient theme.
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2010, 05:55:29 am »

Also I suspect that it is brass rather than bronze, but this is difficult to be certain about based on the photo alone. Brass = modern origin.  It looks like something that was attached to the paneling of a modern ship or boat, perhaps plying the waters of the Black Sea. To my eye, it has the patina of a modern brass marine fitting.  Attractive nonetheless. I wouldn't mind one to stick on my boat (when I get one!)
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010, 06:13:04 am »

Istros,Sinope,Olbia..

Very interesting if authentic.
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Definetely Istros. The dorsal is quite back. For Olbia more forward.
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2010, 06:15:39 am »

Istros,Sinope,Olbia..

Very interesting if authentic.
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Definetely Istros. The dorsal is quite back. For Olbia more forward.

Forgot the photo.
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2010, 06:34:55 am »


Definetely Istros. The dorsal is quite back. For Olbia more forward.


The idea matters,and the idea is common on these 3 cities.Rendition varies from hand to hand.
These 3 Milesian colonies shared the same reverse,probably to symbolize Greek control over Black Sea.
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