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Small Worn Out Coin With Countermark. Trying To ID The Countermark

 
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 Posted 02/23/2020  12:30 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add turtlefoot to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am guessing the coin is too far gone to get an ID off of, but I believe that there is someone out there that can help identifying the countermark. I have seen a couple very similar countermarks online, but they aren't identified.

The coin measures right at 12mm. I don't have a scale to weigh it. It appears to possibly be low grade silver. The countermark rectangle measures 3x5mm.

If anyone can give me any assistance with the countermark, or the coin for that matter, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance for your time just looking at this post.

Doug



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 Posted 02/23/2020  09:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So hard to see what that c/m is supposed to be. My first guess would be a kerykeion/caduceus (maybe winged?), or maybe a serpent-entwined staff.

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02/23/2020 09:50 am
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 Posted 02/23/2020  11:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add turtlefoot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will try to get better images soon Bob, I am recovering from surgery and still haven't been cleared for lifting anything heavier than a fork (very, very rough neck surgery). As soon as I can pick up the camera, I will not be reliant on this little microscope thing.

Thanks,
Doug
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Wow. Best wishes for a speedy recuperation, Doug.
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So hard to see what that c/m is supposed to be. My first guess would be a kerykeion/caduceus (maybe winged?), or maybe a serpent-entwined staff.


I think you are absolutely dead on. Looking at the coin under the "traditional" loupe, I am convinced it is a winged caduceus countermark. I have found a couple of other examples that are very, very similar that are identified as the same. I might even be on the right track for the coin's ID (very general ID) but that will take some more detective work on my side.

Thank you once again Bob L.
Doug
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 Posted 02/23/2020  1:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add turtlefoot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the best wishes. I appreciate it.
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