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Identifying Ancient Greek Coins #12

 
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 Posted 09/19/2020  2:06 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add micha to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I'm trying to identify some of my coins and any idea is very welcome.
Thank you for your help!

1. Diameter 13mm, Weight 3.6gr



2. Diameter 11mm, Weight 1.0gr

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 Posted 09/19/2020  2:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey, Micha.

Although the reverse of the first one might be a thyrsos, I suspect it is a torch within a wreath. Hard to tell for sure, though. Maybe Elaia (Demeter/torch)? I've got an appointment coming up. I'll try to look at these tonight.
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 Posted 09/19/2020  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add micha to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It must be Elaia, Bob, I manage to read at the bottom of the coin the letters Τ-ΩΝ, similar way with other coins from Elaia, also the wreath is there.
For the second one I search everywhere I could, the coin was a ruin, I manage to bring it somehow back in life but the critical letter to guess the city is not visible.
It's a wild boar? I'm searching but nothing similar.
Thank you once again!
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 Posted 09/19/2020  6:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The first might be a imitation, with muddled lettering, of a Maroneia issue. Apparently the imitative AE's sometimes had screwy imagery and legends. For comparison:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthope...ia-455553968

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=1905227

https://www.beastcoins.com/Greek/Co...as/Z5170.jpg

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 Posted 09/20/2020  06:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add micha to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a very cool find Bob!
Thank you so much for the info!
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