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Offline shanxi

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Crete? - Who knows this coin?
« on: November 21, 2019, 02:04:16 am »
I am writing here for a new member, and longtime collector, who has not managed to post his question. However, he will be able to answer here himself.

Here's his text:

Who knows this 11 mm, 2,05 g small Greek coin?
I asked at the German Numismatics Forum, but nobody could really help me.
At first, I thought the head on the obverse was Hera, and the coin reminds me of a coin from Polyrhenion, Crete, which Kuenker auctioned in 2008, but the side with the bull's head is different, because here are letters. (A (upper left), Φ(above the bull's head), T and I (left), Σ (right)). Additionally, the head seems to wear a Petasos.
Altamura, you know him, speculated that the letters on the reverse can be combined to ΦAIΣTI, for Phaistion, but nobody found a comparable example.

I hope someone in this forum can help me.


Many thanks and best regards,
AS

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Re: Crete? - Who knows this coin?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 12:58:45 pm »
Maybe from Phokis / Phocis

Bull's head is on obverse
Artemis on reverse
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Re: Crete? - Who knows this coin?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 02:59:59 pm »
In my eyes the style of the bull's head on the coins of Phokis is quite different than on the coin here.
And I don't find any bronzes of Phokis with Artemis  :-\.

Do you perhaps have an example?

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Re: Crete? - Who knows this coin?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2019, 11:08:22 am »
It seams really difficult to determine this coin and to find an example.
Anyway - thanks for your answers and help.
AS

 

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