#2(BR-RA) Odessos, AE17

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  1. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    This is one of my favorites from the Roma lots:
    THRACE, Odessos, ca. 120 - 100 B.C.
    Obv: Laurate head of Apollo, right.
    Rev: OΔHΣI below Odessos reclining left; inverted amphora and AP monogram above.
    HGC 3.2, 1596
    17mm, 3.86g
    ex William Stancomb Collection.

    The notes about this coin from the auction listing include:
    Ex Jean Elsen & ses Fils S.A., List 256, April-June 2006, lot 44.

    I really like reclining river gods. Post any RRGs in your collection!
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  3. Roman Collector

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    Neat, @gsimonel!

    I have a lot of swimming river gods, but this is the only reclining one in my collection -- my Rhine River coin:

    Postumus, AD 260-269.
    Roman billon antoninianus, 2.54 g, 22.4 mm, 12 h.
    Trier (some attribute to Cologne), 1st emission, 2nd phase, AD 260-261.
    Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: SALVS PROVINCIARVM, river god Rhinus, bearded and horned, reclining left, resting right hand on boat and holding anchor in left, left arm resting on urn.
    Refs: RIC 87; RSC 355b; Mairat 1-5; RCV 10991; AGK 88c; De Witte 290; Hunter p. lxxxviii.
  4. Andres2

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  5. svessien

    svessien Senior Member Supporter

    Ah, nice one!
    I like the Odessos coins too. It’s interesting that they have a local Great God of Odessos instead of Zevs.

    Thrace, Odessos, AE22.jpg Thrace, Odessos AE16.jpg
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