Help with an attribution

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Nvb, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Nvb

    Nvb Well-Known Member

    This coin came into my hands through a family friend.

    It's driving me nuts as the symbol on the reverse looks so familiar but I can't put my finger in it. Searching endlessly thru Greek, Alexandrian, Judean Ae's has gotten me close but no match.
    Approx 6g (no scale) and 18mm

    Any ideas?

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    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
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  3. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

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  4. Nvb

    Nvb Well-Known Member

    Fantastic, I think that is a match!
    It's actually closer to 18 mm and the inscription matches the second link you posted

    Thanks Jay
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  5. Nvb

    Nvb Well-Known Member

    The back story is a little strange, the coin was found between the cushions of the couch in a rental suite...

    This coin looks perfectly authentic to my eyes, assuming the edge style is normal for issue
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  6. David@PCC

    David@PCC Well-Known Member

    The coin is authentic and the beveled edge is normal for these.
    Antiochus VII
    Mint: Antioch
    Year 181, 132/131 BC
    Obvs: Bust of Eros right wearing myrtle wreath.
    Revs: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPГETOY, Head-dress of Isis. AΠP in ex.
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