One More Top 5 of My Ancient Coins

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Collecting Nut, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I just love the ones with bugs or animals on them.
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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Cool what coin is that bug/coin ? I collect "Coins with Insects" ,but have not started collecting ancients yet. I will down the road.
     
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I believe it's an ant. I'm new to Ancient Coins so I'm not sure.
     
  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    What country is it from ? Time period ?
     
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I don't know. Maybe one of the ancients members can I'd it to answer your question. I think it's sometime before BC.
     
  7. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Never seen this type of coin.

    But the deer and the bee makes it from ancient Epheze, modern day Turky:

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  8. Ignoramus Maximus

    Ignoramus Maximus Well-Known Member

    Tessera from Ephesos.

    Picture from CNG: 3760350.jpg

    18 mm. 2,87 gr.

    Bee and stag.

    According to CNG: 'A series of tesserae, or tokens, was produced at the cult center of Ephesos during the Hellenistic period and later. The legends generally cannot be translated and are probably, for the most part, meaningless mystical formulae'.

    Interesting find.
     
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