Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Xodus, Aug 5, 2021.
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Here is a hint to quickly learn about coins of any type.
Go to Google and put in "Greek bronze coin with a dude with curly hair and horse with wings." Then go to images to find your coin. Greek bronze coin w/winged horse probably works better.
The members here will ID it faster but then you'll learn little.
This may be a match. I know virtually nothing about ancient coins but this image is similar. Now, what city-state did this come from?
The Internet is our friend.
It indicates that the coin may be from Syracuse. However, looking through Syracuse coinage, I was not able to find it.
A great resource for Magna Grecian coins is this site: http://www.magnagraecia.nl/coins/ . you can search based on region. Syracuse is in Sicily, Region IV.
@Insider I never tried that before!
@romismatist - Oh man, I'm behind the times. How do you do a search by image? Okay sweet, I'll look through that resource. Awesome, I really appreciate it.
The portrait and Pegasos face the wrong way compared to most coins from Syracuse and the OP's portrait is unwreathed.
I suggest you try looking at coins from Iberia. Since this thread turned into a quiz I won't name the place.
Not 100% sure though.
Is this the right coin? https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=6193720
But, like I said I'm not 100% sure. Your portrait is definitely not Persephone (Syracuse). On the other hand, I don't see traces of a legend on your coin...
"Is this the right coin?"
IMHO: Not even close! My ignorant GUESS is Syracuse because of the image I found.
I like the idea of ancient coin attribution quizzes! Hopefully, the ancient experts will start to post some. Please start with some really very easy ones so beginners can learn.
Post a coin and ask what city state or post a coin and ask what emperor.
Spain Osca Æ Semis 25mm 8.0g 1st C BCE Bearded male hd R Horseman galloping R holding spear star SNG Cop 325 Burgos 1918
Iberia Secaisa Segeda AE 25 2nd-1st C BC Male Hd Dolphin Horseman Galloping
OSCA Spain AR silver denarius 204-154 BC. Head r beard -N behind - Horseman spear, Iberian PMAN BOLSCAN Burgos 1501 Villaronga 3
@bcuda has a bunch of good ones.
Why are you guys posting coins that look nothing like the OP's coin we are waiting for someone to ID?
I'll apologize if highjacking a thread is common in the Ancient Forum.
Please, what is this coin. I should think it is a commonly seen design. I'll also bet a dozen of you collectors here know!
Did the OP find it and the letters under the hors are gone?
Why are you in the Ancients Forum, Skip? You seem only to pontificate on US coins that are not relevant here."
You deserve to be reported for this post. If I were a moderator, I would take your post and make an example of it to answer your question for all the members!
Nevertheless, I'll ask you if the OP's coin has been identified correctly in Post#8 above. As a rank amateur, I collect Greek coins because they are beautiful. Hopefully in the future, you will allow me to post on "YOUR FORUM."
PS ALL COINS are bits of material. As such, many things that apply to ancients apply to ALL COINS! Understand?
What's really sad is the misuse of the word "perfuse;" and I still don't know for sure where the OP's coin was struck.
(better) I'll try not to stay where I'm not welcome.
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