Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Mammothtooth, Apr 16, 2021.
Horse Prancing on rev.
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Macedonia Kingdom Æ 18
(c. 305-297 B.C.)
Pella or Amphipolis mint
Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin / BAΣIΛEΩΣ KAΣΣANΔΡO[Y] above and below youth on horse right, YΠ? monogram right field, Θ? below.
Mionnet I, 783 ? (see reverse).
(5.68 grams / 18 mm)
Your coins have style. Note the letters on the OP's coin. Where are all the knowledgeable ancient posters? Right now, all I know is the OP's coin is either genuine, Barbaric, or fake.
Thanks, I bought it sometime ago. Not sure Alexander coins in bronze had the prancing horse.
KINGS of MACEDON. Kassander. (305-298 BC). Æ18 (18.5mm, 6.66 g). Uncertain mint.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Reverse: Rider on horseback right, raising right hand in salute; star to right, Λ below, T below raised foreleg.
It does kind of look like Kassander... see this example on VCoins which sold recently. Looks like the same reverse with the same letters in the fields, although the legend above the rider's head doesn't seem to match, so it could be another ruler...
Thanks very much. I believe as you this is a Kassander, I shall so label..
Keep an eye on that little spot of green at 1:00 on the reverse. If you see powder start to accumulate, that would indicate bronze disease. It is easy, but absolutely critical, to treat a coin with bronze disease. Left untreated, it will eventually destroy your coin.
Phillip 3 it is and thanks
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