Expanding my Avatar - New Marsyas from Apameia & Deultum

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Marsyas Mike, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    I'm constantly on the hunt for Marsyas, trying to expand beyond the RR denarius of Censorinus I already have (one of these is my avatar). Some of the types are fairly abundant, but rather expensive. Over the past few weeks I managed to get two while bottom-feeding on eBay.

    I am particularly pleased with the Severus Alexander from Deultum - a fine portrait of the young emperor growing sideburns, and Marsyas looks especially paunchy, drunk, naked & bald. A great way to go through life. Tassels on his boots, to boot!

    There have been some terrific Marsyas posts here already, here is one from Roman Collector:


    But please share some Marsyas if you got 'em.

    Marsyas - Sev Alex & Apameia Aug 2018 (1aaaa).JPG

    Apameia, Phrygia Æ15
    (133-48 B.C.) Civic Issue
    Magistrates Kefisos & Skau...

    Turreted and draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver behind shoulder / AΠAM KH[ΦIΣO ΣKAY], Marsyas, in chlamys & nebris, walking rt. on maeander pattern, blowing
    double flute. BMC 74-75.
    (4.98 grams / 15 mm)

    Severus Alexander Æ 24
    (222-235 A.D.)
    Roman Prov. - Deultum, Thrace

    M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / COL FL PAC DEVLT Marsyas standing right, holding wineskin over his shoulder and raising right hand.
    SNG Bulgaria 418-23; Var. 2319
    (7.81 grams / 24 mm)
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  3. Roman Collector

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    Nice! Those are fun!
    Here's mine from Deultum:

    Tranquillina Deultum.jpg
    Tranquillina AD 241-244.
    Roman provincial Æ 24.1 mm, 8.06 g.
    Thrace, Deultum, AD 241-244.
    Obv: SAB TRANQVILLINA AVG, diademed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: COL FL PAC DEVLT, Marsyas as Silenus facing right, carrying wine skin over left shoulder and raising right arm.
    Refs: Moushmov 3757; Youroukova 425, 4/II; cf. SNG Cop 549.
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