Tiny Greek mystery coin

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by jb_depew, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. jb_depew

    jb_depew Well-Known Member

    I dug this rough, little bronze coin out of a drawer today and am having a bit of trouble identifying it. I'm guessing the difficulty is why it went into the drawer in the first place, several years ago.


    It feels like a Greek coin. It's 2.12 grams and 12mm in diameter... A bit chunky in hand. The obverse features a head right, with a character or mark in the left field. The visible part of the mark looks like the right half of a capital English letter "V". The reverse seems to be the body of a fish hugging the outside edge. I can't make out any details in the center of the flan at 10x magnification.

    Any wild or educated guesses on what this might be?

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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I have no idea, but good luck.
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  4. Ed Snible

    Ed Snible Well-Known Member

    I think it is a bird, rather than a fish, on the reverse. Possibly there is another bird on the other side.
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  5. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

  6. Ed Snible

    Ed Snible Well-Known Member

    @Andres2 I believe yours is from Selge.

    @jb_depew Try getting it wet. Are there two crossed lines on the reverse? That is not a common feature...
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  7. jb_depew

    jb_depew Well-Known Member

    Here is a photo of the dampened coin. I don't know that much more detail is apparent. The more I stare at it, the more I see Rafiki from Lion King standing left :) This thing is going back in the drawer!

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