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Greek And Roman Coins Needing ID Part Twenty Two.

 
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 Posted 08/09/2020  08:31 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Hogarth to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So, at last, the final two coins from the small collection I inherited.
Are these Philip of Macedon? Both have the same horse and rider design on the reverse, the one on the left has a capital A below, the one on the right a bow. Would these indicate the mint where each was struck?
Left is 6.1g and 17mm. Right is 6.2g and 17mm. Both are remarkably chunky at around 3-4mm thickness.
Before inheriting this small collection I had no idea my relative had owned them but I suppose the family, knowing me to be a collector (though of English early milled), thought I'd appreciate them, which I do. The mystery is; if this is a collection, why is it so modest, and why so eclectic? Why no discernible theme? I may never know, but I will treasure the coins.
Anyway, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone here for the help and guidance. You have all been most kind.



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 Posted 08/09/2020  09:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, Philip II, Macedonian Kings. For cataloging:
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=1659907
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3052209

May have been some sort of minting error on the right coin, based on the curve eating into Apollo's profile. I suppose it could be a post-minting gouge.


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The mystery is; if this is a collection, why is it so modest, and why so eclectic? Why no discernible theme?


Not such a mystery, really. While many ancients collectors build their collections around themes or regions, many others don't. They just pick up coins that appeal to them for whatever reason, and end up with interesting, diverse (i.e. eclectic) collections. We regularly see both approaches on this board.
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 Posted 08/09/2020  09:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hogarth to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Many thanks Bob.
Most likely happened in the striking I should imagine as it doesn't look like PMD.
Oh, and they weren't the last two coins. I'd overlooked another little silver one. I'll upload shortly.

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 Posted 08/09/2020  3:06 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Two very nice examples. Unique strike on the right coin.
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 Posted 08/09/2020  4:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hogarth to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Hello again Echizento.
I'm pleased you like them.
Yes, looking at how the portrait is clipped in so perfect a semi circle, and there being no evident post mint damage to the metal, I think it's a resulting effect of off centre striking.
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