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Spengler and Sayles wrote Turkoman Figural Bronze Coins, volumes 1 and 2, which covered the Artuqids and Zengids. Unfortunately, Spengler took ill and died so volume 3, which would have described the other figural types, was not written. Therefore, those other figural types have not had Spengler and Sayles ID numbers. With this post I am announcing a new web site, "Turkoman Figural Bronze Coins, a supplement to Spengler and Sayles."

"The purpose of this web page is to list, illustrate, and provide ID numbers for the Turkoman figural bronze types that are not in the two standard volumes by Spengler and Sayles."

Technically, the Ayyubids were of Kurdish stock and not Turkoman, but they are also included.

I corresponded with Wayne Sayles who gave his approval to the new ID system with "SSS" (Spengler and Sayles Supplement) numbers.

I freely admit I am not an expert on figural bronze coins, but I had lots of help from Steve Album who is. He is one of the most prominent experts on Islamic coins in the world:
Thank you, Steve!

Why did I write that page if I am not an expert? I wrote it because there is a need for a reference for the figural types not in the two volumes by Spengler and Sayles and no one else had already isolated all those types in one place. Besides, it is fun to study a subject and try to organize it for others to use and enjoy. I expect there are errors and omissions. I solicit suggestions and especially corrections. Send them to my e-mail address on that page.

I believe it is he (Punic later, looks like a reversed R) over mem inner left, shin lower right, which is Duyrat Ateliers 296 - 299.
It is bronze. I have it labelled as limes/fouree core.

Thanks Martin.  I've not seen an AE version of this coin that was not at one time silvered as a limes/fouree, so must have been made that way and not someone silvering a less valuable AE denomination. 

I wish we had a better understanding of the limes denarii.  Yours looks good enough to have been an official strike somewhere :)
Other Metal Antiquities / Re: Curious 3d eagle shaped artifact
« Last post by Mayadigger on Today at 04:17:49 pm »

Yes, there are residual rust traces within the split.

Thanks Shawn!  +++
It is bronze. I have it labelled as limes/fouree core.
Other Metal Antiquities / Roman knife
« Last post by Kilian O on Today at 03:12:33 pm »
Thought i'd show this one aswell for future references if anybody needs one. If i'm correct it should be a regular roman knife where the iron blade is rotten away. The villa where this was found was from a retired legionair but if the handle dates from that period,it probably is just a regular knife.

Thanks for any input  +++
Other Metal Antiquities / Sword tip protector?
« Last post by Kilian O on Today at 03:06:43 pm »
Another find from roman grounds where a villa once stood. I've been told it's a sword tip protector but i'm not even sure if that's an actual thing.
Thanks Arados.  I agree 103 is the most likely and I am going with that. Thanks!
Identification Help / Re: Marathos, Phoenicia Can You Read The Date?
« Last post by Arados on Today at 01:52:19 pm »
Hi Joe,

This particular date formation places the coin between era date 103-105 (157-154 B.C), its difficult to see exactly which year it was struck but I'm leaning towards 103. Also the coin appears unpublished in regards to mintmark combination, the mintmark I am referring to is located between Marathos and the era date (daleph & mem).

Duyrat 2002, pg.28, nos.134-150
Identification Help / Re: I need help identifying this coin
« Last post by Akropolis on Today at 12:25:17 pm »
Rough, but perhaps Theodosius with a GLORIA ROMANORUM reverse.
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