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 Posted 08/19/2019  6:44 pm Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Very cool reverse! No ID but someone must know this coin:



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 Posted 08/19/2019  7:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Joe, search on the following at acsearch. See what you think.

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 Posted 08/19/2019  7:34 pm  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow that is it but what the heck is a Monoskelis? Either way thanks! I had no idea how to search that design.
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 Posted 08/20/2019  04:14 am  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bob,

I just did some pointless research. If a triskeles is not a real thing, just a three legged wheel device made to suggest some thought in the mind of the observer, (so it is not like a plow design based on real item in the world you could come across) then this can't be what the reference suggests, a monoskeles or (single leg) as that suggests nothing to me. Like the triskeles reminds me of the three hares motif which suggests an infinite loop. So maybe this originally was supposed to be something that is now a reference lost to history?
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 Posted 08/20/2019  05:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The only suggestion that "monoskelis" need make is to define the shape, a single radiating whorl, just as triskeles describes a triple radiating whorl (see below). Some authors call this "monoskelis" gizmo a 'tamgha' or monogram. Given the affinity of Lydia to Persia, the notion of a tamgha makes some sense. One Greek dictionary defines μονοσκελης (note η rather than ι at the end) as someone standing on one leg "in the custom of the Brahmans".
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 Posted 08/21/2019  12:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, a "monoskelis" is a "triskelis" with two of its legs missing.
Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise, you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. - C. S. Lewis
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