Greece (Mysia, Pergamon): bronze Æ15, ca. 2nd-1st centuries BC; Asklepios / Serpent staff

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  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    Greece (Mysia, Pergamon): bronze Æ15, ca. 2nd-1st centuries BC; Asklepios / Serpent staff
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    Obverse:
    head of Asclepius right. (aka Asklepios, Aesculapius, etc.- spellings vary).
    Reverse: serpent-entwined staff (i.e., Rod of Asclepius).

    Mysia, Pergamon. Æ 15 mm, 3.2 g. Ca. 2nd-1st centuries BC.
    Ref. SNG Copenhagen-401 or similar.*

    Ex-Biga Numismatiek, Netherlands (formerly Alibaba Coins), 13 May 2020.

    I bought this coin from a Dutch dealer and considered it quite a bargain for less than the equivalent of $20 USD, considering the nice portrait, the interesting snake staff on the reverse, and the attractive patina.
    The dealer I bought it from attributed it thus:
    But in the thread I posted, @Pavlos pointed out that it is a coin from Pergamon rather than a bronze tessera from Antioch, citing this example. Thank you, @Pavlos. Given what the coin cited sold for, this is probably worth more than what it was misattributed as.


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

    The only Aesklepios I have, and it i Roman AR. Ergo, he is called Aesculapius.

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    RR Rubrius Dosssenus AR Quinarius 87 BC Neptune Victory alter snake Aesculapius S261 Cr 348-4
     
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