Unearthed Centauro

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 7Calbrey, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    I posted this coin because it was offered to me by my neighbor who is digging nowadays. It has a centaur on reverse, a mythological creature that has the body of a horse and the head and arms of a man. I don't have a single coin like this in my entire collection. So it might be unpublished or very rare. The obverse shows a warier wearing a helmet. There's also Greek legend to left of reverse. The coin is pretty much worn but identifiable, I think. It weighs 1.3 g. and measures only 10 mm. please post your views.

    GrCten  O.jpg GrCter R.jpg GrCtLegend.jpg GrCt 600.jpg
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  3. Topcat7

    Topcat7 Still Learning

    (Poss.) Prusias II, Bithynia 183-149 BC. (or similar?)

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  4. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

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  5. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    TROAS, Assos. The legend above the griffin is AΣΣI.
  6. Topcat7

    Topcat7 Still Learning

    Congrats, Zumbly.

    (Per 'Wildwinds')
    Assos, Troas, AE15, 4th-mid 3rd c BC. Helmeted head of Athena right; countermark: bucranium / ASSI, griffin sitting left; spear-head below. SNG Copenhagen 230

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  7. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    Ah well. I didnt look that closely!
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  8. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Thanks a lot. So it's a Griffin seated left. My coin has 10 mm. of dimension and weighs 1.3 g. Can I consider it as a diobol ?
  9. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Finally here's the correct reverse. GrCt 600.jpg
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  10. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Oh yeah...there's that griffin!
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  11. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    peter griffin.jpg
  12. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    kool coin..great find! :)
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