Civic and Countermarked

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 7Calbrey, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    From my old folder I picked up this curious coin. Having posted it few years ago, I thought there was Apollo on obverse and a palm tree on reverse. Now it turns to be a civic coin from Apameia-Syria which was struck under Augustus Caesar in the year 17 BC. It has rather Dionysos on obverse and thyrsos on reverse. Date E Koppa Sigma in left field of reverse ( local year 295 ). Hoover 1425 RPC 4352.
    The coin has a curious big counter mark of Tyche or Artemis on the obverse. Hence I presume that it's an unlisted coin. Please post your comment. Counter O 001.jpg Counter R 001.jpg
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum

    Worn, but nice looking @7Calbrey. I only have one coin from Apameia
    Phrygia Apameia.jpg
    OBVERSE: Laureate head of Zeus right
    REVERSE: APAME to the right, cult statue of Artemis Anaïtis standing facing, magistrate HRAKLEI EGLO to left
    Struck at Pergamon 133-27 BC
    8.38g, 22mm
    SNGCop 183.1; BMC Phrygia p. 77, 48
  4. David@PCC

    David@PCC Well-Known Member

    I like the counter-mark Charles.
    8 BC
    Obvs: Young head of Dionysos r. wreathed with ivy; border of dots.
    Revs: ΛπΛMEΩN THΣIEPΛΣ KΛIΛΣYΛOY, Thyrsos, p to right. Γ¶Σx in field.
    22mm, 9.6g

    The counter-mark does not change the reference number, but makes it distinctive.
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