ID Help - mystery Greek with a labor of Hercules?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by hotwheelsearl, May 4, 2021.

  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    This is a Greek coin, but that's as far as I get.

    Both sides are rather clear, but I simply have no idea what the elements are so can't even attempt keyword searches.

    Obv: Bust right, with some sort of circular ram horns? hair bun?
    Rev: Hercules wrestling a creature? tree to the right? (At least there's a clear "R" in left field)
    Wt: 4.9g
    Diam: 20mm

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  3. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    BEAuuuutiful counter mark on your Antigonus!
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    Hint: I cannot help but chuckle at the words Pan and erecting next to each other
     
  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I had no idea that was a countermark. lol. Great placement
     
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  6. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

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  7. Clavdivs

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    That is a wonderful coin... nice pick up!!!
     
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  8. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Nice one! I really like this series of countermarks for Antigonas Gonatas. Most of the countermarks are helmets, but there are others too. All of them I have seen have the countermark neatly applied to the helmet; obviously some care was taken with these.

    Here are a couple of mine - 2 helmets first:

    CM - Antigonas Gonatas countermark Dec 18-Jan 19 (0).jpg

    Deer head:
    CM - Antigonas Gonatas Deer head Dec 2020 (0a).jpg CM - Antigonas Gonatas Deer head Dec 2020 (0det).jpg
     
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