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Isn't that actually a portrait of Ptolemy I himself, which was often used in subsequent generations?
I have more problems with the Ptolemy bronze issues , they really look alike, luckyly there is an excellent site: the Ptolemy project by Daniel Wolf
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Antigonos I Monophthalmos
As king, 306/5-301 BC. Æ Unit (15mm, 3.75 g, 12h). Salamis mint. Struck under Demetrios I Poliorketes. Macedonian shield, boss decorated with facing gorgoneion / Macedonian helmet; kerykeion and monogram to lower left and right. Price 3159 (c. 323-315 BC); Zapiti & Michaelidou 7–8. VF, dark patina
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Does a "fraction" of a gorgon count?
Troas. Abydos circa 460-430 BC.
Obol AR (?) - unfortunately the coin is clipped due to crystallization
8 mm, 0,59 g
Asia Minor Coins #6900.
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Next A dolphin with another living being that's not a human or another dolphin.
Mint: Sicily, Messana
Obv.: MEΣΣANA - The nymph Messana driving slow biga of mules right; two dolphins confronted in exergue
Rev.: MEΣ-ΣA-NI-O-N - Hare running right, dolphin below
Mint: Messana (ca 420-413 BC)
Wt./Size/Axis: 16.38g / - / 4h
Acquisition: HJB eBay 11-Mar-2014
Next - something else for which you looked at the reference and thought "I wonder what that is? - I should really quote references I have!" - Google helped out in this case (https://coinsweekly.com/whoswho/caltabiano-maria-caccamo/)
P.S. it's HGC 2, 792.
Æ (15mm, 3.08g, 3h). Pella or Amphipolis, before 306 BC.
Obv: Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin. R
Rev: Lion reclining r.
Ref: SNG Alpha Bank 881; SNG Copenhagen 1140.
Green patina, VF – Good VF
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Is that "something else for which you looked at the reference and thought 'I wonder what that is? - I should really quote references I have!'"???
Well there are a couple of things in this attribution that left me wondering:
"What the heck are lunar horns?"
"Who is Donum Burns? I should really quote references I have!"
Google again useful:
"lunar horns" appear to be a way of describing the"horns" of a crescent moon for lunar god Mao, an important Zoroastrian lunar deity found on the coins of the Kushan Empire in martial dress. Mao is linked with the female goddess in Greek mythology: Selene, the lunar sister of Helios.
India, Kushan Empire, Kanishka I, circa AD 127-151, Æ Drachm (16mm, 3.8g, 12h), Kashmir mint
Obv: Kanishka standing left, holding goad and standard, sacrificing over altar; sam in Kharosthi to right
Rev: Mao standing left, lunar horns at shoulders, extending hand in benediction and holding hilt of sword; tamgha to left
Obv: MK 802; ANS Kushan 642-5; Donum Burns 195-8; Zeno –
MK == Göbl, Robert. Münzprägung des Kusanreiches. Österreichischen Akademie Der Wissenschaften. (Wien, 1984).
ANS Kushan == Jongeward, D. & J. Cribb. Kushan, Kushano-Sasanian, and Kidarite Coins: A Catalogue of Coins from the American Numismatic Society. (New York, 2015).
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Actually, twas a boo boo... refreshed, and still did not catch it up.
AR Hemiobol, Antioch on the Orotnes 300-281 BCE 0.49 gr 8MM
OBV: Omphalos on Macedonian Shield.
Rev: BA έE, elephant head right. Dotted border. Left field N
Ref: SC 14
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Mn. Fonteius C.f., 85 BC.
Roman AR Denarius, 3.97 g, 21.0 mm, 5h.
Obv: MN. FONTEI C. F, Laureate head of Apollo-Vejovis right; thunderbolt below; Roma monogram below chin.
Rev: Infant Genius seated right on goat; pilei of the Dioscuri above; below, filleted thyrsus right; all within wreath.
Refs: Crawford 353/1a; Sydenham 724; Fonteia 9; BMCRR 2476; RCV 271; Varesi 290.
Cilicia, Aigeai. Circa 130-77 BC. Æ19mm
Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet.
Rev: Goat kneeling left; monogram right.
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Valerian II, antoninianus - Cologne mint, AD 257-258
VALERIANVS CAES, radiate and draped bust of Valerian junior right
IOVI CRESCENTI, Young Jupiter on back of goat Amalthea right
Ref : RCV # 10731, Cohen #26
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