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4th Century Bc Selge Obol

 
 
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 Posted 07/23/2019  11:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
At the time, Selge was an important city in the Pisidia region of Asia Minor. About 9 mm across, with the weight coming in at .91 of a gram. I paid a bit more for this than I might normally but I thought it was extraordinarily well preserved and almost perfectly struck.





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 Posted 07/23/2019  11:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add orfew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, a very nice example.
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 Posted 07/23/2019  11:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting. Do you know what is the object behind Athena's (?) helmet crest?
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 Posted 07/24/2019  01:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Do you know what is the object behind Athena's (?) helmet crest?

Earbuds (for her iotaPhone).



I'll be here all week. Try the salmon.

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 Posted 07/24/2019  08:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great coin.


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 Posted 07/24/2019  2:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent example! These come in a fairly wide variety of styles, making me wonder if they were indeed all made in the purported 350-300 BC time frame, or if some are a lot older or newer. Selge is interesting in that it was defensible enough that none of the great empires managed to conquer it - they entered into the Roman empire on their own terms through a peaceful treaty.

Mine is of a later style; some have questioned whether the facing figure is a Gorgon, or Helios.
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 Posted 07/24/2019  6:42 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice well struck example.
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Mine is of a later style...

I thought my specimen was pretty hot stuff until I saw yours, which clearly looks to be in yet another tier above mine.

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Thx @bobl--I'm not sure that I would have guessed a sheep knuckle...
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