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 Posted 10/02/2016  03:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DavidUK to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Started to get into my favourite area of collection, the early Greek stuff... so quite a few to post now.

















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 Posted 10/02/2016  09:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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so quite a few to post now.


I agree--not only do you have a whole bunch to post, but also they are gorgeous coins. Mine are a bit rougher around the edges.

For example, here is a silver coin from approximately 350 BC minted in Sicyon Greece. There is a chimera on the obv and a dove on the rev. This was one of the first coins to enter my collection.



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 Posted 10/02/2016  1:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add arnoldoe to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply




Patraos (335-315 BC). AR Tetradrachm
Obv. Laureate youthful head of Apollo facing right.
Rev. Pi;-OA-Rho;-TAUpsilon; , horseman right, spearing fallen enemy.
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 Posted 10/03/2016  09:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antwerpen2306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Campania , Neapolis ( Naples):
AR nomos,didrachme
obv: head of Parthenope , left Artemis with 2 torches , ARTEMI(os?) : magistrate ?
rev : bull rights with manshead , Nike flying above , between legs N , in exergue : NEAPOLITWN
20 mm , 7.3 gr , 6 h
Neapolis : 320-275 BC , HNItaly579




Lesbos : Mytilene .
Electron hecte = 1/6 stater
obv : head of Kabeiros , two stars
rev : head of Persephone
12 mm , 2,56 gr , 12 h
Mytilene : 377-326 BC , Bodenstedt99








Mysia : Parion
AR hemidrachme
obv : PA - RI : bull with head at right
rev : gorgoneion
14 mm , 2,25 gr , 6 h
Parion : 4th century , SNGFrance1382





Babylonia : Babylon
AR tetradrachme
obv : Baaltars on throne
rev : lion left
25,5 mm , 16,6 gr ,7 h
Babylon : 331-311 BC , SNGCop261.
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 Posted 10/06/2016  10:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Greece/Macedonia -- AR drachm, Philipp III, 323-317BC, Sear GCV 6750:



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 Posted 10/09/2016  01:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DavidUK to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A couple more and then back to the previous century...



















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 Posted 10/09/2016  12:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great coins @davidUK! Here is a Achaemenid Siglos minted between 455 and 420 BC. The attribution is Carrad IV A Plate XIII, 33 with countermark #56.




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 Posted 10/10/2016  09:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antwerpen2306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
for this week 26 :

Bruttium , Kroton :
AR stater
obv : tripod, stork at right,at left : OPQ(koppa) .
rev : incuse tripod
HNItaly2102var , 23 mm , 8,06 gr , 12 h
Kroton 480-430 BC



Attica , Athens .
AR tetradrachme
obv : helmed head of Athene right , archaic eye in profile
rev : owl , left crescent and olive sprig , right : A THeta E .
SNGCop31 , 25 mm , 17,1 gr , 10 h
Athens : 449 - 413 BC





Macedonia : Eion .
AR trihemiobol = 1,5 obol = 1/4 drachm .
obv :goose standing right , head reverted , before theta
rev : incuse
SNGAns, 10 mm , 1,19 gr
Eion : 470-460 BC




Lesbos : Mytilene .
Electron hecte = 1/6 stater .
obv : head of IO with tainia
rev : laureate head of Dionysus .
Bodenstedt77 , 10 mm , 2,55 gr , 12 h
Mytilene : 412-378 BC





Black Sea Region : Istros or Apollonia Pontica .
Arrowhead
32,5 mm / 9 mm , 2,2 gr
SNGuk1100 , 0128 : 600 - 400 BC
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 Posted 10/13/2016  11:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Turkey/Paphlagonia/Sinope - AR drachm, 480-450BC (or 490-425BC)-- Sear GCV II 3687:





This is my last submission for this thread -- I don't have any of the early ancient coins. I'll be a spectator from now on.
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 Posted 10/14/2016  05:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'll be a spectator from now on.


I'm pretty sure that the same is true for most of us either this week or next.

Great coin by the way that you just posted. What is the design element on the obv--a flower?
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 Posted 10/14/2016  05:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DavidUK to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think Antwerpen sewed the seed for my Brittium Croton coin which is one of my more recent purchases, I forgot to post.






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 Posted 10/14/2016  09:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antwerpen2306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@DavidUK : fantastic stater , congrats
@Spence : I suppose it is a head of an eagle , as Sinope had eagles on his coins.
Let us wait now for the previous ,but next, century . albert
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What is the design element on the obv--a flower?


It's supposed to be an eagle's head, with a dolphin below. I think most of the dolphin is off the flan, due to the irregular shape.
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 Posted 10/16/2016  03:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DavidUK to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well again I will bridge the gap... firstly with a Aegina turtle stater, and then with an earlier coin which is a much smaller version and attributed as earlier.





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 Posted 10/16/2016  08:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@davidUK, thanks for getting us started on the 500s BC.

Here is a uniface Karshapana tentatively attributed from Magadha Janapada India. The bull stamp is most visible through all of the environmental damage. It dates to between 550 and 470 BC.







"If you climb a good tree, you get a push."
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"The danger we all now face is distinguishing between what is authentic and what is performed."
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