Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Shrews1994, Oct 17, 2019.
@Valentinian thank you so much! This is an amazing piece! I love it! It is very heavy
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Here’s my little bronze of (probably) Antiochus III:
My Antiochus VII tetradrachm:
And my Demetrius I tetradrachm:
Thank you! These are awesome too!
SELEUKID BOTTLE CAP
Seleukid Demetrios I Soter 162-150 BCE AE 17 serrate 16.8mm 3.9g Antioch on Orontes mint Horse Hd L - Elephant Hd R- SC 1646 SNG Spaer 1299-1304
That's a cool little Seleucid coin @Shrews1994
Here is an Antiochus VII I have, this modest AE was one of my first Greek coins.
Antiochus VII, 138-129 BC
O:Winged bust of Eros right. R:ΒAΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙOΧOY / ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ, headdress of Isis, monogram outer left field,below date EOP ( = SE 175 = 138/9 BC ). 5.8 g, 18 mm.
less than intelligent Rv Zeus seated l SC 2309(2)8 16.28 grms 25 mm
It really does look like a bottle cap. Thanks for sharing!
These are called Serrated, just like many steak knives that have a serrated edge today. Some ancient coin theories state that it was a way to thwart folks from clipping the edges of coins, especially silver and gold, to steal some value away from them. I think for AE coins, it was a cool design that can distinguish them. The Seleukids had several serrated coins.
Rome had various Denarii that were serrated, and I have an unusual version from the Carthage Empire that was. This was one of the last series of coins that Carthage struck before they were exterminated by the Romans.
Carthage Third Punic War Serrate Double Shekel 149-146 BCE 12.8g 26mm Wreathd Tanit-Horse pellet raised leg SNG COP 404
that is a beautiful coin Brian..
Thanks! One day I felt that I needed a bottlecap. Did some searching, and WOW, that cool coin came onto my radar!
Antiochus II Theos Tetradrachm
Struck 261-246 CE
Seleucia on the Tigris
Great coin, @Shrews1994 ! Seleucids have some very beautiful portraits on them, they’re fun to collect, and the cost of the bronzes is fairly low and reasonable. I have a couple of Antiochus VIII denominations. One of them features my one and only owl
Wow those are great. I would love to have the owl.
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