The first is attributed by CNG as an imitative issue Islands off Thrace, Thasos. Le Rider, Thasiennes 52; HGC 6, 359.
It is of a very fine style for an imitative issue and I bought it because it was better than most original issues I had been perusing over the year. Now you have me wondering which it might be. The hercules is certainly different than typical original issues. I love it either way, but now I have to look into this further.
As for the second......CNG once again. As for authenticity, well that is why I was eager to see if you were going to put up the collection in Jambol. The obverse is pretty crude compared to even the crudest/abstract portraits. I bought it on the assumption that it was genuine and rather unique looking (and after checking numerous fake reports
) With that in mind, it would be nice to verify a die match to the specimen in Jambol ......assuming theirs is authentic..
I will watch for your first uploads