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Prow Of Galley On Unidentified Coin

 
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 Posted 02/20/2020  11:51 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin is thought to be Greek, circa 4th to 3rd centuries BC, but I can't find any information on it anywhere.

Obverse: Unidentified head facing right, with counterstamp. Reverse: Prow of galley with legend above. Diameter: 30mm. Weight: 10.74gr.

Any help with this one is greatly appreciated.

Jim
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 Posted 02/20/2020  6:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Jim,

Possibly from Korkyra/Corcyra, with jugate heads on the obverse (you can just barely make out the second head on yours), showing Herakles and Korkyra. Similar to: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=94456

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 Posted 02/20/2020  6:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Btw, appears to be a bucranium countermark. Neat. Here's a kinda similar one: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=159334

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 Posted 02/20/2020  7:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you again Bob, that is truly amazing. I couldn't even find anything to match the inscription above the galley, no matter how I searched.

With the coin in hand, I can see a second hairline, forehead, and eyebrow. I hadn't noticed them before. On the reverse, even though the lower part of the coin has been flattened by the counterstamping, the outline can be seen. This is indeed the same coin. To even get an ID on the countermark is a huge bonus.

To say that I am in awe of your eye for detail, and your skill at detecting these coins, would be putting it mildly.

Thank you again.
Jim
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 Posted 02/20/2020  7:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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To say that I am in awe of your eye for detail, and your skill at detecting these coins, would be putting it mildly.
.....I agree....Bob you have a real gift!

Very nice coin Jim!....Added bonus is the countermark is another animal to add to the farm....Paul
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 Posted 02/20/2020  7:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Added bonus is the countermark is another animal to add to the farm.

Thanks for pointing that out Paul, as I was slow to notice, and could have missed it. It is a worthy addition to the growing menagerie.

Jim
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