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 Posted 07/10/2019  11:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add tzetz13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
17-18 mm and 8.58g


Not sure what is or even which way
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 Posted 07/11/2019  02:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am thinking it may be a Roman colonial coin.
The legend appears to be Latin, not Greek and ends in 'X11' (=12).

The coins appears to be very heavily wire brushed cleaned, probably in an attempt to remove enough corrosion to be able to identify it.

At 17-18 mm and weight 8.58 grams, it is a quite thick, dumpy coin, (=fabric). This characteristic may help with it's further identification.
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 Posted 07/11/2019  07:39 am  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well I think it might actually be Greek and those letters at the end are XO perhaps? (I see an upside down V early in the inscription so you have a Greek L and very little else in Latin looks that way.) Now could be a winged lion walking right, or just a lion walking right and those marks above his back are deceiving suggesting a wing. Or of course a griffin walking right as you can't actually see the head. Control mark below the lion. Maybe a "P".
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07/11/2019 07:41 am
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 Posted 07/11/2019  09:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tzetz13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all.

The coin is not flat, but slightly curved and very thick - up to 5 mm

'P' below the animal and possible a smaller filled 'A' or 'Λ' between the hind legs.

Below - it ends with "XO" or perhaps even "MAXO" or "MΛXO"
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07/11/2019 09:07 am
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 Posted 07/14/2019  1:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add iulius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe ΛYΣIMAXOY
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 Posted 07/15/2019  10:50 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would agree with Lysimachos, presumably a lion running/charging right.
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