Lion Chasing His Tail?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Xodus, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. Xodus

    Xodus Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, I'm not really sure what this is, but it's pretty cool. It looks like a lion chasing his own tail or something. Anyways, I just thought I would share it with the group.

    At first glance i thought maybe someone tried to make jewelry from it, but upon closer inspection it looks like a 'test cut' It's in pretty good shape and I think it's Greek. If I had to guess maybe 400BC?

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  3. Orange Julius

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  4. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    It is clear from my coin and PROOF to the Internet that Lions had NO BUTTS in Ancient times.

    Having a butt and tail is only a recent phenomena of the Lion species...

    They were gentically modified so that children would not freak out at the Zoo.

    Chersonesos AR Hemi-Drachm - TriObol Lion X-dot amphora Seaby-Sear Vol I 1606.jpg
    Cherronesos AR Hemi-Drachm - TriObol Lion X-dot amphora Seaby-Sear Vol I 1606
     
  5. Xodus

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  6. Xodus

    Xodus Well-Known Member

    Nice coin! Huh, I learned something new today!
     
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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  8. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I'll join the "lion looking backwards" party!

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    Greek Ionia, Miletos.
    AE Hemiobol, 3.35 g, 18.3 mm, 12 h.
    Aeschylinos, magistrate, ca. 200 BC.
    Obv: Apollo Didymeus standing right, holding small stag and bow; monogram below.
    Rev: Lion seated right with head turned to left, star above, monogram right, ΑIΣXΥΛΙΝΟΥ in exergue.
    Refs: Deppert 941-56 var; Marcellesi 56.
     
  9. Pishpash

    Pishpash Supporter! Supporter

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    Thrace, Chersonesos
    Coin: good VF Silver Hemidrachm
    None - Forepart of lion right, head left
    None - Quadripartite incuse square with alternating raised and sunken quarters; pellet and AΓ monogram in one sunken quarter, star in the other.
    Mint: Chersonesos (Circa 386-338 BC)
    Wt./Size/Axis: 2.41g / 13.5mm / -
    References:
    • McClean 4089–94 var. (symbol)
    • SNG Copenhagen 840 var. (letter).
    • Weber 2430
    Paid far too much, but I don't care :D
     
  10. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    WOW! Like that lion! Very cool.
     
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  11. Broucheion

    Broucheion Well-Known Member

    Nooooo, Don't look into the sun!

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    AR Hemidrachm
    OBV:
    Apollo head, laureate facing right. No border.
    REV: Lion standing facing right, head turned backtoleft. Ten-pointed star above lion. In right field: MI monogram above P; In exurge: [Δ]ΙΟΝΥΣ[ΩΣ]. No border.
    Refs; SEAR GK: 3976 var; BMC.16.193.016 var: Magistrate

    - Broucheion
     
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