Illyria drachm after cleaning..Help!

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  1. galba68

    galba68 Well-Known Member

    I can't find anywhere this type..15 mm diam., 3.2o gr..

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  3. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    Looks like a drachm from Apollonia. On the reverse I read AΠΟΛ - ΔAMO - ?ON - TO(Σ?), so perhaps magistrate ΔAMOΦΩNTOΣ? However, that name is written with an omega in the middle and not an omikron.

    On the obverse I read ?IMHN, so perhaps magistrate TIMHN? I can't really make up the first letter.
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  4. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    Looks a bit like this one - odd style - what do you know about where it came from?
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  5. Pavlos

    Pavlos You pick out the big men. I'll make them brave!

    Yes, that is exactly the two magistrates I mentioned, TIMHN and ΔAMOΦΩNTOΣ. But it seems on @galba68 his coin there are different letters used. For example, the first letter of TIMHN and on the reverse the name ΔAMOΦΩNTOΣ is written with an omikron rather than an omega. I suspect archaic local variants are used, or perhaps illyrian onomastics, not that uncommon in Thrace and Illyria (atleast I remember this from inscriptions when I was studying ancient Greek history, culture & the arts).
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