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 Posted 12/04/2020  07:07 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SamVimes to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi, I'm new here and new to coin collecting (which is real fun, I must say!).

Recently I've bought some coins at a flea market, some of which I've been unable to identify myself, so would appreciate any help. Here's the first one:






Thanks!
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 Posted 12/04/2020  07:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks to be Athena with Thunderbolt reverse?
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 Posted 12/04/2020  08:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamVimes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks! Looks like Paphlagonia Amastris, but the lettering seems to be different. Any ideas?
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 Posted 12/05/2020  4:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gtkwml to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Many Greek coins have an insect on the reverse. It's not a bee, like this one, but I'm seeing what appear to be legs and feelers on your coin.


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 Posted 12/05/2020  4:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gtkwml to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Rear legs on either side of a slender segmented abdomen.
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 Posted 12/05/2020  4:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Looks like Paphlagonia Amastris, but the lettering seems to be different. Any ideas?

Yes I started with Amastris but I think the op coin could be Illyria, Apollonia?
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 Posted 12/05/2020  7:38 pm  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is not correct, but I'd start by trying to match that "E" (that does not look like a Sigma, below that thunderbolt.




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 Posted 12/11/2020  12:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamVimes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It does look like an insect, but seems to have 8 legs, rather than six. Doesn't look like a spider, though. I'm confused. Is there some kind of a list of insects on Greek coins?
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 Posted 12/11/2020  1:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gtkwml to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Actually the only Greek coin I know of is the ones with a bee. On the coin here I thought I saw six legs, an abdomen, and antennae. But maybe since I'm a biologist I tend to see images of living things. #128526;
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