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  1. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Negatory good buddy... But I do have a litra to keep the ball rolling:
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    Sicily, Syracuse
    Deinomenid Dinasty (485-425), Litra, c. 470 BC, AR (g 0,78 mm 10), Laureate head of nymph Arethusa r., wearing earrings and necklace, dotted border, Rv. Σ-V-R-A, wheel with four spokes. Boehringer 402 SNG Copenhagen - SNG ANS 124-126.
    Rare

    Following the Deinomenid tyranny was...

    Next up: Gelon, tyrant of Gela
     
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Sicily Gela.jpg
    GELA, SICILY
    AR Litra
    OBV: Naked horseman galloping left holding spear & shield
    REV: Forepart of man-headed bull right
    Struck at Gela, Sicily, 425BC
    0.36g; 13mm
    SNG Cop 275, BMC 52, Jenkins 405; HGC 2 374

    Next: A different Litra
     
  4. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

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    Syracuse, Sicily
    Hiketas II, Ruled 287-278 BC
    AE Litra, Struck circa 283-279 BC
    Obverse: [ΔΙΟΣ ΕΛΛANIOY], youthful laureate head of Zeus Hellanios right.
    Reverse: ΣΥΡΑΚ-Ο[ΣΙΩΝ], eagle standing left on thunderbolt, with wings spread, A to left.
    References: CNS II, 168; HGC 2, 1449
    23mm


    Next: Large split in coin
     
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  5. Alegandron

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

    Split

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    RR Gaius Cassius Longinus & P Corn Lentulus Spinther AR den 42 BCE military mint Brutus Cassius Smyrna Libertas r- jug & lituus 18mm 3.3g

    Next: another Cassius Longinus, buddy of Brutus
     
  6. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here's another Cassius Longinus - Cr. 500/1, HCRI 219. 3.73g, 18mm.

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    Next - coin with a tripod.
     
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  7. Alegandron

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

    Tripod

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    Mysia Kyzikos AE12 1.2g 400-3rd C BCE Kore Soteira - Tripod crown Tunny SNG France 430 BMC 141-30

    Next: Kore
     
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  8. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Agathokles Ar Tetradrachm minted at Syracuse 310-308 B.C. Obv head of Kore right Rv. Nike standing left erecting a trophy Ierardi 104 HGC 1536 16.97 grms 25 mm syracuset22.jpg Next coin another Agathokles
     
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  9. Alegandron

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

    AGATHOKLES

    Sicily Syracuse 317-289 BC AE 23 Hemilitron Agathokles Kore Bull Dolphin Left.jpg
    Sicily Syracuse 317-289 BC AE 23 Hemilitron Agathokles Kore Bull Dolphin Left

    Next: Frog / [EDIT] oh, ok, ANY amphibian...
     
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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Frog. Yep, sorry. Modern coin. Continue as you were, with any ancient amphibian. Too tall an order for me!

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  11. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    How about my new Griffibian to keep the ball in the air:
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    IONIA, Phokaia(?). Circa 6th-5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm or Diobol (10mm, 1.57 gm). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. BMC Ionia pg. 215, 82; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Kayhan 514; SNG von Aulock 2116 var. (seal right). Good VF, porous, small flan

    Next up: another archaic Griffin
     
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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Here's an archaic griffin.

    Let's have another punchmarked archaic coin next.

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  13. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I'd be interested in hearing what is the earliest known punchmarked (not testcut, not incuse square reverse) coin.
     
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  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    And I'd be interested to know what's going on inside those punches in that Teos griffin I just posted. The shapes in there are beguilingly abstract, and yet they almost seem deliberate...
     
  15. Alegandron

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

    Not sure if this counts...

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    Iona Kolophon AR Tetartemorion 530-520 BCE Archaic Apollo Incuse Punch 0.15g 4.5mm- SNG Kayhan 343

    Next: Another archaic punchmarked reverse ( not incuse square, not test cut)
     
  16. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  17. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Nomos of Sybaris Obv. Bull standing left head reverted Rv Same but incuse and facing right HN 1729 550-510 B.C. 7.13 grms 26 mm sybaris2.jpg Next coin another archaic
     
  18. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Another archaic. I've probably played it before, but oh well. 'Tis one of my favorites.

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    Next up, more electrum.
     
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  19. Alegandron

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

    Electrum

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    Carthage Zeugitana 310-270 BCE EL Dekadrachm-Stater 18.5mm 7.27g Tanit Horse 3 pellets in ex MAA 12 SNG COP 136

    Next: another Electrum
     
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  20. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Alyattes El Trite Rosen 655 600-546 B.C. Obv Head of roaring lion right with sun disk on forehead. Rv. Two punches 4.72 grms lydiatrite1.jpg Next coin another Electrum
     
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  21. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Oh, be still my heart. I wish I could afford a Carthaginian horsie.
     
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