ID Help - Stag standing left (Caracalla? Ant Pi? Aurelius?)

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by hotwheelsearl, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I am having trouble with this coin from @tenbobbit
    It's rather handsome, but I can't figure which ruler it is!

    The obverse shows ANTONIN which sort of limits it to, I think, Caracalla, Antoninus Pius, or Marcus Aurelius.

    Reverse shows a stag standing left. I see what appears to be EPHESOS.

    I looked through Wildwinds pages for all three of my guesses, but could not find a matching stag left. I did find a stag left for Marcus Aurelius, but the obverse legend did not match.

    Pls help.

    Diameter: 17mm
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  3. furryfrog02

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  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your effort! Reverse is spot on, but obverse seems to indicate an Antonine...
  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I can't make out the ANTONIN that you are seeing, but that's probably just me.
  6. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I THINK it’s Antonin, but I don’t really know muself
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  9. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all your help. The beard looks Pius enough to me, so I think I’ll go with that!
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  10. Herodotus

    Herodotus Well-Known Member

    Bare with my logic process here...

    The stag portrayal is often associated with Artemis, so her dedicated temple there would help confirm Ephesos.

    I'm getting a 'Pius' vibe from the portrait on the obverse.

    I found this...though the reverse legend doesn't match...


    The legend on your coin looks more like this one, except that the stag is right...


    EDIT: It looks like @Roman Collector may have found it.
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