Just got this/ ex: Adams collection

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    AV 1/24 Daric ND Halikarnassos Mint 6mm. 0.34g.
    Pixodarus 341-35BC
    Satrap of Karia

    obv: Apollo left wearing laurel wreath
    rev: Axe

    ex: Adams Collection 10000103.jpg
     
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  3. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..ah a gold bipennis....nice! :)
     
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  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Thats a nice little gold!
     
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  5. Pellinore

    Pellinore Supporter! Supporter

    Great style on a coin so small!
     
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  6. pprp

    pprp Well-Known Member

    Welcome back, I was wondering what happened to you...Bad venue but safe provenance.
     
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  7. pprp

    pprp Well-Known Member

    I guess you meant a gold labrys? :)
     
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  8. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Nice score John :D. I'm always astonished to see these tiny coins (6 mm dia.) :jawdrop:. They must have been engraved using some kind of magnification. This coin must have been struck before Alexander the Great overran Caria. Now that Fall is upon us I imagine you'll be spending more time with your collecting interests ;).
     
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  9. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone!

    Yes, sunset is around 7:00, so I am down to a meager 12 hrs a day. I will loose 2 minutes @ day from now on:(
    Seems Pixodarus was a rare satrap, seeing Darius III allowed him to mint AV coins. Alexander brought war, misery to Karia.
     
  10. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..or pelekys..but bipennis really sticks out..:):smuggrin:
     
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