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Identification Help / Re: AE Head right (maybe)/prancing horse
« Last post by Mark Fox on Today at 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!


Best regards,

Mark Fox
Michigan   

 
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Greek Coins / Re: Rhytà depicted on Greek coins
« Last post by Enodia on Today at 01:12:49 am »
I don't see anything obvious to eliminate that coin from authenticity, but it's hard to tell from the image. The goat protome is less common than the horse, and if I remember correctly is from a single die (but I'm not sticking by that!). I'm not currently with my books. The city of Troas produced many bronze coins with a protome on the obverse, some described as a rhyton.

~ Peter

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Identification Help / Re: Celtic-Iberian #2
« Last post by Mark Fox on Today at 12:42:55 am »
Hello again John and Board,

I am a little less certain about this attribution, but Castulo seems like a good bet to me.  Compare your piece to these:

https://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/spain/castulo/Burgos_746.jpg
https://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/spain/castulo/Burgos_746.txt

https://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/spain/castulo/Burgos_897.jpg
https://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/spain/castulo/Burgos_897.txt

Hope this helps!


Best regards,

Mark Fox
Michigan

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Identification Help / Re: Greek Coin ID Help Corcyra?
« Last post by Mark Fox on Today at 12:35:50 am »
Dear Virgil and Board,

It would be nice if it was indeed from Corcyra, but Amphipolis isn't so bad either:

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/C_G-370

It took me a while to find an example like yours with the ethnic in two lines above the prow.  The condition of the BM piece is not much better than yours, but it appears to contain the same monogram in the right field.  This possibly means the other(s) in the left are the same as well. 

Anyway, I hope this helps!


Best regards,

Mark Fox
Michigan
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Greek Coins / Re: Rhytà depicted on Greek coins
« Last post by Meepzorp on Today at 12:26:11 am »
Hi folks,

On the example that I almost purchased, it appears to be a goat protome below the horse, not a horse protome.

Meepzorp
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Greek Coins / Re: Rhytà depicted on Greek coins
« Last post by Meepzorp on Today at 12:20:19 am »
Hi folks,

I found an image of the exact coin I almost purchased 2-3 years ago.

Meepzorp
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Identification Help / Re: Celt-Iberian bronze #1
« Last post by Mark Fox on Today at 12:16:24 am »
Dear John and Board,

Both pieces look like issues of Iberian Cordoba:

https://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/spain/cordoba/t.html

You can even see a tiny indication of Cupid's left wing on the left example.  As to which varieties they are, I will leave that up to you!

Hope this helps a little.


Best regards,

Mark Fox
Michigan 
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Identification Help / Greek Coin ID Help Corcyra?
« Last post by Virgil H on Today at 12:07:27 am »
I posted this one a few months ago and the photo was horrible. Maybe this new attempt at a photo will be better. Coin in hand looks better than photos to me.

This one is giving me fits. I think probably Corcyra, but the ship is unusual. Closest I can get is Plant 2270 and Sear Greek 2054,

AE 20
6.66 grams

Looks like Heracles/Zeus on obverse. On reverse above ship I can see on second line of two:   :Greek_Lambda: :Greek_Iota: :Greek_Tau: :Greek_Omega: :Greek_Nu: or something close to that.

Below ship looks like a  :Greek_Pi_3: maybe and to right of ship a monogram.


Thank you,
Virgil
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Identification Help / Celtic-Iberian #2
« Last post by the10thlegion on Yesterday at 11:17:01 pm »
Some recently acquired coins were described as Celt-Iberian. I have looked online for a while and can't find any "Celtic" coins that look similar and have no reference material for anything Celtic.


The obverse to me looks like Tyche head right but I could be mistaken.
The reverse could be a cow/bull right but it looks more like a horse. I'm not sure if there is a rider on it, if not then there is some letters/symbols above.

This coin I assume is clipped and if so measurements would be off.
From side to side it's roughly 12 mm, corner to corner 14 mm
Weight is 1.78 g

Again thanks in advance
John
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Identification Help / Celt-Iberian bronze #1
« Last post by the10thlegion on Yesterday at 10:03:13 pm »
Some recently acquired coins were described as Celt-Iberian. I have looked online for a while and can't find any "Celtic" coins that look similar and have no reference material for anything Celtic. Four of them I think are probably the same or very similar in attribution. Two shown below:

The one on the left is 16.2 x 15.5 for long and short diameters and weighs 4.41 g
The one on the right is 18.1 x 16.4 for long and short diameters and weights 3.61 g

The obverse of both coins is a head right
The reverse of both coins is a figure standing (possibly left or head left but not for sure)

Regards,
John
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