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 Posted 06/13/2018  6:48 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add dignrocks to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi, thanks to all who contributed with my last coin ident. I do have another one that has me stumped. I remember the last time I tried to identify it, I spent hours researching and nothing came up. Can someone help with this.

The bronze coin size isn't round anymore but the width is 17mm and the weight is 5.5 grams, probably use to be 6 grams. I can't make out any words on the front with the nice looking bust.
The reverse has some letters and a figure, maybe 2, hard to tell. The letters are to the right of what looks like a nude with an outstretched hand.


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 Posted 06/13/2018  7:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could definitely use close up pics. Could be an issue from Sardes, Lydia with a Herakles obverse and nude Apollo reverse.

Edit: I should say it's larger pics we could use.
Edited by Bob L
06/13/2018 7:06 pm
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 Posted 06/14/2018  10:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dignrocks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi, thanks, with your information I found a real good likeness on Wildwinds. Sorry about the pictures, I don't know how to make them bigger and I thought that the rule was small pictures.
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 Posted 06/14/2018  11:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dignrocks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi, these are bigger picture, is this the size you need. Sorry about the setting I just finished.


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 Posted 06/14/2018  12:06 pm  Show Profile   Check ancient67's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ancient67 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The weight doesn't seem completely right, but there may be some variation with bronze coins. It could be an AE from Sardes, Menoitos, Magistrate on the obverse, Heraklès on the reverse. This exemplar from CNG is 15 mm and 7,74 g.
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 Posted 06/14/2018  12:08 pm  Show Profile   Check ancient67's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ancient67 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another exemplar perhaps closer to yours : 17 mm, 8,01 g.
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 Posted 06/14/2018  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
The weight doesn't seem completely right


I'm seeing lots of examples in the 5 gram (and 15-18mm) ballpark, like the OP coin. A sampling:

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