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Offline featherz

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Here's a funky one.. :)
« on: May 29, 2005, 10:49:25 pm »
Any thoughts? Double struck or double headed? :)


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Re: Here's a funky one.. :)
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2005, 05:34:16 pm »
Geryones??

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Re: Here's a funky one.. :)
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2005, 05:37:49 pm »
Hmm.. http://www.theoi.com/Pontos/Geryon.htm

Could be! Since I hadn't seen this one before that's the big question. Is the reverse intentionally like that or is it just an error strike? :)

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Re: Here's a funky one.. :)
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2005, 06:12:12 pm »
Sorry for making my response so very short; I didn't want to be impolite, but Geryones really was only a very vague idea in lack of better ones. The coin, however, does not really seem to be double-struck to me.

I was also thinking of a former thread in which we discussed a Herculian labour (Antaeus), but the posture of the bodies on this coin doesn't fit for Hercules and Antaeus. See: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=15610

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Re: Here's a funky one.. :)
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2005, 11:31:00 am »
The enclosed picture is from a paper of Roberto Pace, "Baris e le sue monete". Unfortunately caption just says "deity with two heads and four arms".

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Re: Here's a funky one.. :)
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2005, 12:36:38 pm »
Head, HN, p. 707, for Baris in Pisidia, notes this figure and does not venture to call it Geryon (first thing I thought of, too), possibly because in Pisidia it might well be something else, but only suggests that it might be "(Herakles?)".  Pat L.

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Re: Here's a funky one.. :)
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2005, 01:04:46 pm »
Von Aulock, Münzen und Städte Pisidiens II, knew seven spec. of this coin, all from the same obv. die and three rev. dies.  Featherz' spec. is from same dies as his no. 259, pl. 7.
His type description:  "Double-headed male divinity advancing r., the heads facing in opposite directions, with four arms, holding bow and sword on the r. and club on the l., cloak hanging down on l. and between the legs". 
For the type he refers to the comments in Zeitschrift für Numismatik 1879, p. 17.
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Re: Here's a funky one.. :)
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2005, 03:26:00 pm »
Thanks guys! I do find some strange things sometimes..  ::).

 

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