Caria, Halicarnassus

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  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    150-50 BC
    Obv. Head of Poseidon right
    Rev. AAIKAP, Trident head, dolphins between prongs; magistrates name, IEPO on right; headdress of Isis in lower right field.
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  3. Theodosius

    Theodosius Fine Style Seeker Supporter

    Nice, where did you pick it up from?

    John
     
  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    At an auction
     
  5. nicholasz219

    nicholasz219 Well-Known Member

    Very cool. There are similar bronzes from Sicily.
     
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Thank you
     
  7. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    This is mine from Syracuse:

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    Sicily Syracuse Hieron II 275-215 BCE AE20 Poseidon Trident Dolphin Left


    Then Rome conquered them, and overstruck their AE's to make Sextans:

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    RR Anon AE Sextans 211-206 BCE Prob Sicily-Katana mintage Cr 69-6a Sear 1211


    But some of the overstrikes were not "too perfect". The Dealer tried to tell me this was a Janiform! It was a cool deal for me... He did not know.

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    RR Anon AE Sextans-Hieron II Error Overstrike 214-212 BCE S1211 Cr69-6
     
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