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Identification Help / Re: greek coin - Sphinx - roaring lion. ID
« Last post by sinnb-sinnb on Today at 09:08:28 am »
Thank you fo your help   +++
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Identification Help / Re: Pertinax?
« Last post by Pekka K on Today at 08:58:10 am »
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Identification Help / Pertinax?
« Last post by Tom G3 on Today at 08:35:26 am »
Well I looked for every bearded emperor I could find. The closest I could get was maybe Pertinax. But I can't find this one on wildwinds or any other site. The person on the back appears to be holding victory and sitting on a curiass. If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate the help! Thanks Tom
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Medieval, Islamic and Crusader Coins / Legend: Armenian Tram Hetoum I
« Last post by Jan P on Today at 04:01:39 am »
Hello Dear Members,

Underneath one can see my Cilician Armenian Tram of Hetoum I.
I was seeking for the transcription and translation of the legends.
For the lion-side it is okay. It should be: HETOWM TAGAWOR HAYOTS for "Hetoum king of the Armenians".

The royal couple-side however is giving me more trouble. Till now I came to: KAROGHUT'BN ATS'W, what should stand for something as "by Gods' grace", but I think this needs a lot of correction. And I like the translation as literally as possible.

Yes, normally this is my work. I have a collection of coins in all kinds of strange scripts of which I look up transcription and translation.
But today I am a bit lazy and I have a lot of gardening to do and I saw here that some members can handle this in the blink of an eye, so I thought ...
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Byzantine Coins / Re: Anonymous half follis class A1?
« Last post by wileyc on Today at 12:07:09 am »
Example of a Romanus IV
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Byzantine Coins / Re: Anonymous half follis class A1?
« Last post by wileyc on Yesterday at 11:58:59 pm »
Whats the consideration these are coin weights? The weights certainly are in line for a 1 Nomisma

attached is a page copy of Klaus, Late Antiquity weights[/] , The second life of Antique and Late Antiquity Coins", 2014.
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Ancient Coin Forum / Re: Coins depicting funeral pyres or funerary rights
« Last post by Virgil H on Yesterday at 08:54:09 pm »
This one is not Roman, although probably Roman Provincial given the dating, but I still struggle with that definition. I call it Greek and it was in the Greek section. I literally just ordered it from Forum yesterday. I ordered it more because it is a mint I wanted and is nice while being inexpensive, not necessarily due  to the images on it. I wanted a new coin and had very little money, LOL, and I like this one and have missed it before. I need to look, but I have a few more Greeks that have similar or funeral type images, all IIRC from Asia Minor.

Sandan was a Hittite-Babylonian sun, storm, or warrior god, also perhaps associated with agriculture. The Greeks equated Sandan with Herakles (Hercules). At Tarsus an annual festival honored Sandan-Herakles, which climaxed when an image of the god was burned on a funeral pyre.

GB93605. Bronze AE 21, SNG Levante 940; SNG BnF 1321 - 22; SNG Cop 333 var. ff. (different controls); BMC Lycaonia p. 180, 95 var. ff. (same), VF, dark patina with highlighting red earthen deposits, bumps, porosity, Tarsos (Tarsus, Mersin, Turkey) mint, weight 6.871g, maximum diameter 20.7mm, die axis 0o, c. 164 - 27 B.C.; obverse veiled and turreted head of Tyche right; reverse Sandan cult image standing right on horned and winged animal, on a garlanded base and within a pyramidal pyre surmounted by an eagle, two monograms over filleted club on left, TAPΣEΩN downward on right; from the Errett Bishop Collection.

This is Forum's image.

Virgil
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Ancient Coin Forum / Re: Coins depicting funeral pyres or funerary rights
« Last post by Ron C2 on Yesterday at 07:23:33 pm »
Great gallery Alex! In looking at the coins, there are a lot of reverse motifs, some of which I don't understand the context for.  Do you know which ones are linked to funerary rights?
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Byzantine Coins / Re: Heraclius - Hexagramm
« Last post by Byzantofil on Yesterday at 03:53:21 pm »
sear 798  not rare at all
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