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Author Topic: AE Head right (maybe)/prancing horse  (Read 119 times)

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Offline laney

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AE Head right (maybe)/prancing horse
« on: June 21, 2021, 11:38:06 am »
AE 16.5 mm; 3.28 g
The legend is confounding me in my attempts to id this coin.  The obv appears to be a head facing right, unless one rotates the coin in hand in which case it can seem to be a smaller head facing left.  One of the reverse images shows the side/upper legend or markings better than the other, in which the legend below the horse is more visible.  Help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.
Laney

Offline Mark Fox

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Re: AE Head right (maybe)/prancing horse
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2021, 01:17:57 am »
Dear Laney and Board,

This looks like a Parthian issue.  After some effort, the inscription in the exergue started to match up to the second coin in the following list from the ANS:

http://numismatics.org/search/results?q=fulltext%3AParthia+horse

Try rotating your obverse counterclockwise until hopefully a left-facing face jumps out at you!

Okay, that is enough coin attributing tonight.  Hope this helps!


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Re: AE Head right (maybe)/prancing horse
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2021, 09:45:40 am »
Thank you so much, Mark!  The head was indeed an issue, and I didn't know whether to describe and post it as left facing or right, or send a picture of both, or what.  The example you refer to looks good to me.  Thanks again.
Laney

 

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