Greek lion

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  1. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    After checking with Dane Kurth, the expert, at Wildwinds it has been confirmed as Mueller 74 type. Another member coincidentally found the decades old Mueller catalogue with the same description.
    Lysimachos, Kingdom of Thrace, AE 20mm, 5.20 gr. Generous flan. Lysimachia mint. 305-281 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, above and beneath lion leaping right, spearhead and M on O monogram below. Mueller 74.

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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    AE 20
    OBVERSE: Helmeted head of Athena right
    REVERSE: BASILEWS LUSIMACOU, above and beneath lion running right, small caduceus, spearhead below
    Struck at Uncertain mint, Thrace 305-281 BC
    6.1g, 20mm
    SNG Cop1149-51
  4. Curtis

    Curtis Well-Known Member

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  5. Curtis

    Curtis Well-Known Member

    I just posted my second favorite lion -- a rare Rhegion Hemilitron -- in another thread:

    But my favorite-favorite Greek lion is the one below. Also a small AR fraction. This one from Thessaly:

    Thessaly Heraclea AR Obol Lion, Club BCD Jameson Gilman (290, 20).jpg

    I couple of previous photos of this coin (among others), by Kirk Davis and from the Jameson Coll.:

    thessaly obol bcd jameson kirk davis.jpg

    One more tiny silver Greek Lion (my 3rd favorite?) -- this one from an undetermined mint in Caria, c. 450-400 BCE:
    Caria Hurter 10.jpg

    Excerpts from Silvia Hurter's 1998 publication on the "Unknown findspot (Turkey), before 1992" Hoard (CH 9, 359). No. 10 = this coin:
    Hurter 10.jpg
  6. The Meat man

    The Meat man Supporter! Supporter

    A few lions, in chronological order.

    Lucania Velia didrachm.jpg

    Alexandrine persia stater.jpg

    Gallienus antoninianus lion.jpg
  7. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

  8. WuntBeDruv

    WuntBeDruv Member

    Do you have a contact email address for Dane? I've tried to submit a coin but my mail app doesn't like the automatic link they put on the website and it won't load.
  9. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    No, sorry. I use the link on Wildwinds home page
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