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 Posted 03/12/2019  7:17 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add rondo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
No idea as to whether the image is of a bird. On the obverse side is an incuse square. Help

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 Posted 03/13/2019  4:22 pm  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have been thinking about this for 2 days.
I think I found a similar image, sold by Baldwin's but the link is dead. The description is a Ionia Electrum Half Hekte. Here is the photo.

So, I would pursue the path of Ionia Hekte or 1/2 Hekte.
Additionally, I found other coins that had a character that was human head and bird body. Although very different from your coin, It is possible that your coin is also such a creature. here is a link https://www.sovr.co.uk/mysia-kyziko...cm03928.html
I hope that helps.
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03/13/2019 4:27 pm
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 Posted 03/13/2019  4:39 pm  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found one more link
http://coinproject.com/search_city_...IONIA&type=1
There are 2 coins described as having a "siren" on it. Look exactly like yours, but worse condition.
A siren in Greek Mythology is described as

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any of a group of female and partly human creatures in Greek mythology that lured mariners to destruction by their singing
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03/14/2019 09:20 am
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 Posted 03/13/2019  4:50 pm  Show Profile   Check ancient67's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ancient67 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My impression is that it is a fake... and not a hight quality one... sorry
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 Posted 03/13/2019  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I should have added that I do not know anything about the series' and how to determine genuine from fake.
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 Posted 03/14/2019  09:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@rondo, can you please post the weight and diameter for this piece?
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