Greek ID help

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  1. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    I expect I could do it, but I am drinking and playing videogames, so my hands are full. Hopefully someone will know who this guy is at 16mm and 6.3g


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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter


    Looks like Herkles obverse, Apollo reverse. A quick stroll through ACsearch suggests this is from Lydia, Sardes, although I don't see one with that magistrate listed (Aristokles, if I'm reading the reverse correctly).

    Similar to:

    LYDIA, Sardes. Circa 133 BC-AD 14. Æ (15mm, 7.74 g, 12h). Menoitos, magistrate. Laureate bust of a Herakles right, with lion's skin tied around neck / Apollo standing left, holding crow an laurel branch; MHN–OITOΣ downward to lft; all within laurel wreath. Johnston 226. VF, earthen black patina.
  4. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark standing on the shoulders of giants Dealer

    thank you very much...I have a few more I will spread out over the evenings as I am drinking and videogaming. :happy:
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  5. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    I just got a similar one of these this month - mine has the simpler one-line legend to the right without a magistrate:

    Sardes - AE Herakles APollo Raven Sep 2020 (0a).jpg

    It is very chunky:

    Sardes - AE Herakles APollo Raven Sep 2020 (0).jpg
    Lydia, Sardes Æ 14
    Autonomous Issue
    (c. 200-133 B.C.)

    Laureate head of youthful Herakles right, in lionskin / ΣAΡΔIANΩN Apollo standing
    left, holding raven and laurel branch, monogram in left field, all in laurel wreath.
    SNG Cop. 484-489 var. (mono.).
    (6.63 grams / 14 mm)

    Attribution Note:

    I could not find an exact match for this monogram; also, later (14-37 A.D.) issue is noted with bearded Herakles - this one is bearded or flan irregularities?
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