Need Help with Identification Please. Tetradrachm?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Xodus, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Xodus

    Xodus Member

    Appears to be silver. In pretty good condition! Thanks for help with ID.

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  3. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

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    Hard to see on my little phone...but I think Hostilian Antioch...there are not many emperors bare- headed from this city...
     
  4. Al Kowsky

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    Xodus, Your coin is indeed a billon tet of Hostilian ;). McAlee lists your coin as 1162, & Very Rare :eek:. The coin is in rough shape, never the less a rarity :D.
     
  5. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    I believe you are correct about both the mint and denomination and I think I see his name, or parts of it as OSTILIAN(OC) at 9'o'clock.
     
  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Γ OVA OCTIΛ MЄ KVINTOC KЄCAP, as I see it - What I find odd is the name spelled out was Quintus. This legend does not match some of the coins online but variations are not unknown in this series.
     
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  7. Xodus

    Xodus Member

    Thanks so much guys! I saw this on the acsearch: Prieur 653; McAlee 1162. Rare obverse legend variant, only two known to Prieur, and only one (this coin) on CoinArchives. @dougsmit
     
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