ID Help Please! My friend asked me and I didn't know.

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Xodus, Jan 16, 2022.

  1. Xodus

    Xodus Well-Known Member

    Hey guys/gals. My friend sent me over a picture of this coin that's 25mm in diameter. The reverse is fire, but it looks like a dog toy on the observe. Idk if that has a chance at being determined, but I think if we can nail down the reverse it would be a great start. He thinks is might be Elagablus. Thanks in advance for your help!

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  3. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    Second half of the reverse legend reads "Markianopoliton", so this should be from Markianopolis in Moesia Inferior. I'd start from there.
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  4. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Before the city name on the reverse is the name of the consular legate, ΦΙΡ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΠΠΟΥ (Fir. Philopappus), who only appears on coins of Severus Alexander.
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  5. dltsrq

    dltsrq Grumpy Old Man

    The reverse reads YΠ ΦIΡ ΦIΛOΠAΠΠOY MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN = (in full) YΠATEYONTOY ΦIΡMIOY ΦIΛOΠAΠΠOY MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN = "of the Legate Firmius Philopappus of the Marcianopolitans".
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  6. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Talk about a butterface!
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  7. Xodus

    Xodus Well-Known Member

    Awesome, thank you guys so much! I'll pass on the information to him. You guys are stellar at Greek :)
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