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Trzy didarchmy Hadriana nie pasujące ani nietypowymi legendami ani stylem do żadnych innych. Trochę kusiło by podciągnąć je pod jakieś mniej udane emisje Cezarei Kapadockiej czy Amisos, ale takie legendy rewersu tam (ani nigdzie indziej) nie występują. Tak samo trzeba raczej odrzucić także próbę połączenia ich z systemem syryjskim, mimo iż Zeus na tronie z Nike na wyciągniętej dłoni i orzeł pasowałyby tam tematycznie.

Ciężko także jest z datacją - na monetach imperialnych odniesienie do Trajana znika przed otrzymaniem tytułu Pater Patriae w 128 r. Tutaj na dwóch z trzech monet mamy to połączone:

ΑΥΤ[OKPATOP] ΚΑΙC[APOC] ΤΡΑΙ[ANOC] ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC nie jest niczym specjalnym, ale CEΒΑC[TOC] ΑΡΧ[IEPEYC] Μ[EΓICTOC] Π[ATEP] Π[ATPIΔOC] ΥΠΑ[TOC] Γ (przekładając na łacinę to będzie mniej więcej AVG PM PP COS III),

szczególnie w tej kolejności już tak; nawet samo odniesienie do funkcji Najwyższego Kapłana w mennictwie prowincjonalnym jest już stosunkowo rzadkie.

Tutaj na rewersie mamy siedzącą Demeter, legenda rewersu w sumie ta sama, choć skróty trochę inne i wypada KAICAPOC: ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC/CΕΒ ΑΡΧ Μ Π Π ΥΠΑ Γ.

Trzecia didrachma być może należy do innej grupy, np. jest to nieudana emisja z kapadockiej Komany. Standardowe krótkie ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒΑCΤΟC odpowiada stosowanemu na monetach imperialnych od 128 r. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, a głównym jej błędem jest brak określenia ilości konsulatów sprawowanych przez cesarza - mamy tu zwykłe ΥΠΑ[TOC] (potem standardowe ΠΑΤ[EP] ΠΑΓΡΙ[ΔOC]).
Identification Help / Caracalla? - Help Need
« Last post by young on Today at 04:53:16 am »
Hi for all friends

Need help to correct ID of this coin, please? 25mm. - 12,0 grs

Thank you for your help
Identification Help / ID please AE15 - bust of Tyche
« Last post by Connect4 on Today at 04:32:11 am »
I can’t find this ID as the reverse is difficult to resolve.
Obv: Draped, veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right. Rev: If rotated 90 degrees clockwise perhaps a figure with cloak streaming out!  Otherwise I can’t resolve. ΛΕ below.  Any help would be appreciated.   14.2 – 15.2, 3.4mm thick, 3.6gr   

I have added these and some more of these (one from another auction house and some from fake sellers on ebay and one from replica homepage) already some days ago (26. September) to fake reports.
If you go to last uploads on fake reports they can be found there since 26.September and if you search for Domitius Alexander but not if you search for Alexander of Carthage, there will be other results.
And posted to numismatikforum. I have seen many more of them on ebay for sale by fake sellers but got outbid and I was too lazy to save pictures.
There is a line through the K on reverse of PK in the dies but sadly not clearly visible on all due to artificial wear or dirt.
I liked how this fake was altered this is why I added it to fake reports.

Here the fake reports from 26. September

The seem to be from Петър Петров, I would translate Petr Petrow but on facebook he writes Petar Petrov
Identification Help / Re: Apollo - Rose coin?
« Last post by sinnb-sinnb on Today at 03:29:46 am »
Thank you very much. :)
Identification Help / Re: unusually shaped Roman Provincial
« Last post by Dave S3 on Today at 01:44:29 am »
Nailed it, thank you Mark! The lettering fairly closely matches with:

Good enough for me, I don't think this can be taken any closer to a sure match :)


Identification Help / Re: unusually shaped Roman Provincial
« Last post by Mark Fox on Today at 01:13:57 am »
Dear Dave, Shawn, and Board,

A very quick reply.  This coin was almost certainly issued for one of the Mesopotamian cities.  Based on the specific style and the fact that Caracalla appears to be at least cuirassed, Edessa seems like a good possibility.  Consider these examples in the British Museum for comparison:

Hope this helps a little!

Best regards,

Mark Fox
Identification Help / Re: Roman Provincial - Cilicia?
« Last post by Mark Fox on Today at 12:50:46 am »
Dear Graham and Board,

Your coin hails from Pisidian Antioch.  After scrutinizing the obverse legend, it seems to end in "GETA CA".  No exact match was found tonight, but here is a piece to give you a better idea of the basic type you have:

The standard reference for the variety-rich coinage of this large Pisidian city is Aleksandra Krzyżanowska's Monnaies coloniales d’Antioche de Pisidie (1970).  Sadly, I do not have a copy of it in my library yet. 

Hope some of this helps!

Best regards,

Mark Fox
Coin of the Day / Re: Forum purchase o' the day
« Last post by Jay GT4 on Yesterday at 08:55:57 pm »
Nice sand "patina"
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