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  1. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    son of Ptolemy I :


    next: more sons of diadochi
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  3. DonnaML

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    Isn't that actually a portrait of Ptolemy I himself, which was often used in subsequent generations?
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  4. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1150562 (8)vergelijk.JPG

    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 :)

    Ptolemy III best.jpg
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  5. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Next up: descendant of a Diadochi
  6. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1150356 (3).JPG

    next: Antigonos
  7. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    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
    Ex: Savoca

    Next up: a gorgon
  8. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    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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  9. Andres2

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  10. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    My example of an Istros inverted heads/eagle catching dolphin drachm:

    Istros - drachm - Inverted heads - Eagle attacking dolphin.jpg

    Next A dolphin with another living being that's not a human or another dolphin.
  11. akeady

    akeady Well-Known Member

    Here's a dolphin with a hare.

    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
    • Caccamo-Caltabiano 519
    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.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2021
  12. Alegandron

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


    (316-297 BC).
    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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  13. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    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!'"???
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  14. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    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.
    Kushan Kanishka Drachm.jpg 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).
    Next: Another Diadochi
  15. Alegandron

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

    Actually, twas a boo boo... refreshed, and still did not catch it up.
  16. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

    Diadochi is music to my ears. Their bronzes are MSC (and so are some ARs).
    Seleucus I
    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
    Next up: Diadochi or their descendants
  17. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1180776 best.JPG

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  18. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

  19. Roman Collector

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    Mn. Fonteius C.f., 85 BC.
    Roman AR Denarius, 3.97 g, 21.0 mm, 5h.
    Rome mint.
    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.

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  20. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    z22.jpg 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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  21. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    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
    3.66 gr
    Ref : RCV # 10731, Cohen #26

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