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Identification Help / Re: Help Identify Cilician Armenia coin
« Last post by Joe Sermarini on Today at 08:12:52 am »
I think there is too much angle to the photos.
This topic has been moved to "Other Types of Ancient Coins."
Identification Help / Help Identify Cilician Armenia coin
« Last post by Alan M3 on Today at 07:21:00 am »
I believe this coin is from Cilician Armenia. It has a seated king holding a cross. My guess is Levon I
The last one is a common Huo Bu spade, from the Wang Mang reign

I don't know where the small ones come from, possibly good luck charms? In any case, the characters are newer than the Huo Bu spade coin.

The characters on the small ones mean "calm wind" or "? sail". One of the characters I do not know.
Hi Folks,
I have these Chinese coins for a long time without any info about them.
If any can help I will be highly appreciated.
The intersting fact is that the coins have been found with metal detector
in the Roman military camp Ratiaria in Bulgaria.
The small coins are 0.5gr. in weight and size  7/7mm.
The large coin is 16.4gr. in weight and size 59/24mm.
Thanks in advance.
Krasimir B.
Identification Help / Re: Jugate busts on sestertius?
« Last post by AMICTUS on Today at 04:48:02 am »
Normally jugate busts are seen along the same die axis. In this case, if two busts are to be seen, they are at an angle so it could be the result of a double stricking (on a flavian ? bronze).
Identification Help / Re: ID Help Byzantine
« Last post by Tanit on Today at 03:59:05 am »

I identified it. It is a rare quarter of a silica of Maurice Tiberius. It is mentioned in David Woods' article, « The Proclamation of Peace on the Coinage of Carthage under Constans II », Roman, and Byzantine Studies 5 7, 2017, p. 695.
Other Metal Antiquities / Re: ID for Iron Peg thingy, please
« Last post by nikopolis1 on Today at 01:35:35 am »
Could also be a door/gate hinge.
Identification Help / Help Find Reference For Molossi Coin
« Last post by Michael K8 on Yesterday at 10:58:28 pm »
The reverse has the legend MOΛΟΣΣΩΝ, so I'm pretty sure it's from the Molossi. I've been able to find coins with similar designs, but haven't found a reference to one with an eagle facing right on the reverse, with what looks like a  :Greek_Pi_2: within a wreath to the right. Does anyone have any idea where I could look for a similar reference? The coin is 18mm and 6.72 grams.
Weights and Scales / Bronze Islamic or Byzantine Weight from Caesarea Maritima
« Last post by v-drome on Yesterday at 09:54:38 pm »
Hi, all.  This is a hard one.  I have grouped it with the Islamic weights because it fits in the general shape and weight of Holland's "discoid series-1/2 dinar" at 2.05 grams, but could just as easily be a 1/2 nomisma, Roman/Byzantine/Greek weight, though the shape and material (bronze) would be unusual.  I am seeing what looks to me to be a bird in the punch-mark, though this is far from certain.  I did find a reference to a roughly rectangular Roman/Byzantine 1 nomisma weight in lead, on the Pondera site, pictured below, but it is only vaguely similar to this one.  Any ideas or opinions would be appreciated.  Thanks, Jimi

Islamic? Bronze Weight
Caesarea Maritima 1/2 Dinar
7th -12th Century CE
Obv: Bird? or other figure with circular border
in incuse circular punch mark.  Rev: Blank. 
Roughly circular flattened barrel shaped (discoid)
bronze weight in the form of two truncated cones
set base to base.  File marks on edges.   
Dia: 9.1 x 8.25mm. Ht: 4.5mm.  Wt: 2.05gm.
Similar in size to Holland, "ANSMN 31 (1986)" #191.
No parallels in Holland W.W.O.C.M. chapter 8.
Surface find Caesarea Maritima, 1970's
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
(click for larger pic)
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