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 Posted 04/02/2020  2:39 pm Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This one should be easy !
I can read ΣEΛEYKOY down the right hand side
Appears to be Helmeted Athena with shield at feet holding Nike
But I'm not finding it !

26mm 16.80 grams


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COGITO ERGO SPVD
I think ...... therefore I yam
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 Posted 04/02/2020  9:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I keep being drawn to thinking that it could be Seleucus II, with Apollo standing on the reverse. If it is a shield on the reverse, it can't be. It's a real head scratcher.
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 Posted 04/02/2020  10:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting coin - and challenge. I think there is something going on over the shoulder of the obverse figure. Perhaps a bow? Artemis, perchance?
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 Posted 04/03/2020  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Although I can find nothing to match
But based on the style of the Obv portrait (Young Apollo ?)
What appears to be Athena on the reverse
and what might be read as ΣEΛEYKEΩN ?
I put these three together and I .......

I am thinking ....... Seleuceia ad Calycadnum
For now it will have to do !
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 Posted 04/03/2020  9:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Doucet to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tough one.

Looks sort of like this coin.



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 Posted 04/04/2020  06:12 am  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sardes was the first place I looked based on the style !
Next came the Seleucids based on the letters
But I think it neither
So when in doubt .......
I will just try not to think about it too much !
IN GOD WE TRVST ....... all others pay cash !

COGITO ERGO SPVD
I think ...... therefore I yam
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 Posted 04/04/2020  1:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add iulius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 04/04/2020  9:16 pm  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My great appreciation to you sir !
You found an exact match !
Attribution
Asia Minor "uncertain" ........
A rare find indeed !

Well it's good to know that the best experts had as much luck as I

But again
Many thanks !
IN GOD WE TRVST ....... all others pay cash !

COGITO ERGO SPVD
I think ...... therefore I yam
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