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Offline Altamura

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Re: Post an interesting coin purchased from Forvm Ancient Coins
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2021, 02:17:42 am »
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William Henry Waddington, Recueil général des monnaies grecques d'Asie Mineure (1904), p. 195
https://books.google.com/books?id=ipOQsjW8aNkC&pg=PA195#v=onepage&q&f=false
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Here you see it: https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k54946816/f260.item.texteImage
and you can download there all four parts of the Récueil Général  :).

And even more monograms on this Aegis/Nike type can be found in Ulrich Klein, "Zum Aigis/Nike-Typ der pontisch-paphlagonischen Bronzeprägung aus der Zeit des Mithradates Eupator", Schweizer Münzblätter, Jhg. 19, Heft 74, 5.1969, pp. 24-33: https://www.e-periodica.ch/cntmng?pid=smb-001%3A1968%3A18%3A%3A953

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Offline Virgil H

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Re: Post an interesting coin purchased from Forvm Ancient Coins
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2021, 10:36:07 pm »
I never double post, but this is an exception as I meant to post my latest Forum coin purchase here rather on another thread for such coins. Maybe we don't need tow posts about these purchases, but this one is where I meant to make my post. That is because this post had generated a great discussion of coins of Elymais. So, please forgive me for posting the same coin again. THis one is one the way from Joe. Mail over the 200 miles between us is super slow, and I don't yet have it in hand, along with another coin I ordered even earlier. I am trying not to worry, but it is taking way longer than it should. Anyway, I can't wait to get this one and I want to show it off. This will be the biggest coin in my collection, at 30mm, when I get it.

Billon tetradrachm, vant Haaff (uncertain early Arsacid kings) 10.3.1-2A; Alram IP p. 146, taf. 15, NB1; BMC Arabia p. 250, 17; Le Rider Suse pl. LXXIII, 3 - 4, VF, debased metal, struck with a worn rev. die but less degenerated than many specimens (rev. dies were used until worn almost smooth), porosity/corrosion, edge flaw, weight 13.207 g, maximum diameter 30.0 mm, die axis 0o, Seleukeia ad Hedyphon (Ja Nishin, Iran) mint, c. 1st century A.D.; obverse diademed, draped bust of king left, torque around neck, wide fringe of hair below diadem, long beard, star (degenerated into a cross) in crescent over anchor behind, anchor with two cross bars and pellet to left of shaft; reverse crude diademed head left, squared blundered legend around; from the Errett Bishop Collection.

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