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 Posted 08/10/2019  4:32 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jay1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin appears to have a horse or possibly a horned animal on the left. Possible Greek letters below? On the back (I could be totally wrong) it looks like there is a figure standing on an exergue. This coin is 3.1g and 18mm. Definitely thicker and more "dimensional" than a standard Roman Imperial coin. Thoughts?


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 Posted 08/10/2019  5:50 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Jay, Have you checked out the sticky section here titled Books, downloads and websites? You will find a lot of the information that you are looking for there.
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 Posted 08/10/2019  9:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jay1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have checked it out and just spent a lot of time going through it again. Very cool. It can still be tricky for a beginner (myself) to even know where to begin though. I've collected quite a few Roman coins but recently came across a fair amount of other ancient coins that I've been trying to attribute. I'm very thankful this forum exists. I can't imagine how difficult this would have been before the internet!
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 Posted 08/13/2019  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jay1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like the Greek letter Λ below the head of the animal and possibly a trident to the right?
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 Posted 08/13/2019  5:04 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The design loos Celtic IMO.
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 Posted 08/13/2019  5:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jay1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm. I'll have to check out some of those Celtic sites then. Thanks for the lead!
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 Posted 08/13/2019  6:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The obverse of the OP coin is pretty far gone. But among the AE's of the "Eastern Celts" is a variety that includes a reverse with a knobby jointed horse (with rider) right, with foreleg extended, lambda (Λ) below, and a series of short vertical pellet-ended lines at the bottom. The OP coin may be a very, very abstract version of that. For comparison:



https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3172474
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08/13/2019 6:28 pm
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 Posted 08/13/2019  6:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jay1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting. That definitely looks close. After looking at your link it now appears that there is also a Γ (Gamma) above and to the left of the Λ.
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