trying to id greek / provincial

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by MarcosX, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. MarcosX

    MarcosX Active Member

    I am having a tough time with this Greek or provincial AE ive never seen before
    looks like head of Hermes in winged cap right with a somewhat turreted head of maybe tyche on other side
    script that is legible is ΛΝΙΟΝ or ΑΛΚΙΟΝ ? or -?ΜΙΟΝ to left and on right side is maybe SCO///-
    My gut says a middle/near east mint or thereabouts with the red color in the patina and the Tyche-ish bust , any guesses? thanks for any help
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  3. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    Cool! I believe you have the personification off the Roman Senate and Roma.

    My guess is this...

    Pergamon, Mysia, AE17, 10-138 AD. ΘEON CYN-KΛETΩN, draped bust of the Senate right / ΘEAN ΡΩ-MHN, turreted and draped bust of Roma right. SNG von Aulock 7526; BMC 216; SNG Righetti 749.
  4. TIF

    TIF Always learning.

    MYSIA, Pergamon
    CE 40-60, time of Caligula to Nero
    Æ15, 3.2 gm, 12 h
    Obv: ΘЄON PΩMHN; bust of Roma with mural crown right.
    Rev: ΘЄON CYNKΛHTON; laureate bust of Senate right.
    Ref: RPC 2374; SNG Aul.1385
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  5. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    @TIF taking me to school...again.
    Beautiful coin! I've always been fascinated by these.
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  6. TIF

    TIF Always learning.

    I don't know the precise ID of the OP coin. Could be what you posted, could be what I posted, or some other slight variant :).. bottom line is turreted Roma / bust of Senate, and the OP was exactly right with his "Tyche-ish bust". I'm not sure how the bust on my coin came to be identified as Roma rather than Tyche.
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  7. MarcosX

    MarcosX Active Member

    thanks so much all ! the size and weight are a match as well I forgot to add those,,
    but i guess it didnt matter
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  8. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES!

    Here's my senate/roma combo!



    O: Bust of Senate. R: Turreted head of Roma. SNG Cop 165. 17 mm, 2.5 g
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