Help ID some Ancients

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by daveydempsey, Jul 9, 2021.

  1. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

    I bought a large job lot of mixed world coins yesterday.
    I found these 12 ancients that I would like your help to ID.

    First pic shows obverse and reverse numbered 1-4

    Second pic shows obverse and reverse numbered 5-8

    Third pic shows obverse and reverse A,B,C.

    Last one is a single coin.

    All have a Dime as for size comparison.




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  3. ominus1

    ominus1 When in Rome, do as the Romans do Supporter

    ..i believe the 1st ones (with double eagles) are Alexandrian coins of the Ptolemys..
  4. Broucheion

    Broucheion Well-Known Member

    Hi @daveydempsey,

    Numbers 1 - 8 and A are Ptolemaic. Coins B and C are Seleucid. Last is Byzantine.

    - Broucheion
  5. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys its appreciated.:cool:
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  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    The Byzantine specifically, is an anonymous follis attributed to Romanus III I believe.

    From wildwinds:
    Romanus III. 1028-1034 AD. Class B anonymous follis, 1028-1034 AD. Constantinople. IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing with nimbate cross behind head, square in each limb of nimbus cross, holding book of gospels, a dot in centre of dotted square on book / IS-XS BAS-ILE BAS-ILE to left and right above and below cross with dots at the ends, on three steps. SB 1823.
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  7. Ryro

    Ryro The last of the Diadochi Supporter

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  8. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    I think 1-4 are all likely Ptolemy VI-VIII Sv1424b if they are all around 28mm.
    Edit… noticing the dime, they may be smaller so I may be wrong. What’s the size and weight of 1-4?
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2021
  9. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    B is not Seleukid, it is an autonomous coin from Antioch. Date is off the flan so I can't see if it has a Seleukid, Pompeian or Caesarean date, the weight might let me narrow it down further.
    C is from Antiochos VIII.
    Other than that, +1 to @Ryro and @furryfrog02.
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