ID Help - Egyptian bronze tet?

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  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    This small 16mm coin has a clearly Egyptian falcon on reverse, with letters LK.

    No legend exists on obv, but the bust looks like Marcus Aurelius or Commodus.

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  3. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

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  4. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Yeah that’s for sure an obol from Alexandria. I’d go to acsearch and type in obol, Alexandria, and either hawk or falcon and see what you get. I don’t have my references handy but can check later.
     
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  5. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone!! Hadrian it is, now that I look closer.
     
  6. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    What’s the weight? At around 4 or 5 grams it would be an obol. At less than that it may be a dichalkon. ...not seeing anything in Emmett that matches for Hadrian. I may have time to check Milne later. PS: the LK probably is across from another letter in the right field. The K denotes 20 years... so this is someone who reigned at least 20 years.
     
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  7. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Milne mentions an obol (at 4.23 grams) for Antoninus Pius as Hawk standing right, crowned with skhent, on prow LK - B (year 22) with a bust of Marcus Aurelius... as Milne 2399a... could be it.

    nothing listed for Hadrian in Milne that matches.
     
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  8. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    I was going to say that I see another letter in the lower right, be it an H, Z, or in that case a B. That can help to narrow down emperors who were in service for over 20 years. It looks like AP the most to me.
    I think I can see the upward curve of a prow at right the hawk is standing on. *thumbs up*
     
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  9. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Yep! If it is the coin guess above... what’s interesting is that it was issued while AP was emperor late with MA on the obverse while he was Caesar. Again IF... is it that coin guessed above.
     
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  10. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    I think I found it on RPC...
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    https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/13993
     
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  11. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

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  12. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Wow, you guys are unreal! It weighs about 2.0 g, so probably too light for an obol.

    the hair has curls that are uncharacteristic of Hadrian.

    also, the letter to the right appears to be a B
     
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  13. Orange Julius

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  14. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    A last note. Checking back on if it’s listed in Emmett now that I know where to look... it seems it can also be attributed Emmett 1916(22) rarity R5 (highest rarity). Also issued (same reverse but just described as Hawk standing right) and R5 for years 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 of AP’s reign.
     
  15. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I boosted contrast a bit if that helps

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  16. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    If this is an R5 then I'm blown away! Thanks for all of your help and research. You da best
     
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