Unknown Ancient

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by capthank, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    I believe this is another ancient that was in the German coins I bought. I initially thought it was squashed bullet but under magnification appears to be a coin. Looks to be bronze and weighs 1.7 g & is very small. I will appreciate any help in identifying this coin and it has obviously been cleaned at some point. The picture on the ruler is I believe the reverse of the coin. Still has grey/green patina where it is not cleaned.Thanks

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  3. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    This is a bronze dichalkoi from Parthia (which controlled Persia for a couple of centuries during the time of the Roman Empire)- my avatar photo is a silver coin from them. The coin is of king Orodes II (57-38 BC), the reverse (in your first photo, rotate to the right 90 degrees) is a fort with 2 large and 2 small towers. The coin is catalogued as Sellwood 45.40. Very nice find!
  4. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
  5. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    What is Sellwood 45.40?
  6. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    I just looked up Sellwood on the internet and see what you mean. Excellent site and I will add this site to my favorites. Thanks again.
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