Readers of ancient Greek, your help is needed please!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by monetarium, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    I got this coin with Caracalla and from what I able to find out, it is a provincial from Thrace?, but I'm puzzled by the Greek legend.
    Sorry for the pictures, the coin is not in great shape, but at least the reverse could give some hints.

    Many thanks!!

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  3. MarcosX

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    Hello my friend it is Odessos Thrace looks like ODhCCHTWN nice coin!
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  5. dltsrq

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    Obverse: [Greek] AVT K M AVP CEVHPOC ANTΩNEINOC = [transliteration] AUT(okratoras) K(aisaros) M(arkos) AUR(ēlios) SEUĒROS ANTŌNEINOS = [Latin] IMP(erator) C(aesar) M(arcus) AVR(elius) SEVERVS ANTONINVS. The reverse carries the ethnic in the genitive plural: [Greek] OΔHCCEITΩN = "of the Odessans". (If I've gone wrong somewhere, please feel free to correct. My last Latin and Greek classes were in the 1970s...)
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  6. monetarium

    monetarium Member

    Thank you, Marco!
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    monetarium Member

    I greatly appreciate your knowledge of Latin and Greek! Many thanks dltsrq!
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  9. Odysseas

    Odysseas New Member

    Yes looks different as coin is hammered.

    It's roman and not Greek.

    Karakalas was the last man on earth seen Alexanders the great dead body.

    After him they buried the body and the temple and nobody shown Alexanders grave up today's.
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