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224-249 Ad Ancient Egypt Bl Tetradrachm NGC XF

 
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 Posted 01/22/2021  10:42 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lembafc to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am no ancients expert, but I can really appreciate a good coin when I see it. I just picked this ancient Egypt Philip I coin with a 5/5 Strike, 3/5 Surface and I am very, very happy. So, I wanted to share it with you all. I seriously love the strike on this fella. I assume that this is the Alexandria mint in Egypt during Philip I's reign, but what I don't understand is what the "rv Homonoia stg" means.

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 Posted 01/22/2021  11:22 am  Show Profile   Check Victor's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Victor to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 01/22/2021  11:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lembafc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Forgive my ignorance, but are Greek gods/goddesses on Roman coins common?
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 Posted 01/22/2021  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Check Victor's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Victor to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, Greek gods are common, especially on coins from Alexandria, before it changed to the Roman Imperial system in the late 3rd century. From Harpocrates to Helios to Hades, there is a Greek pantheon represented on the coins. Also a bit of Egyptian gods with reverses like Isis and Horus. You can also find a blend of different cultures with gods like Hermanubis from Greek Hermes and Egyptian Anubis. The legend on your coin is also in Greek. Some people refer to coins like this as Greek Imperial, others call them Roman Provincial. Almost all Roman Provincial coinage has Greek legends and the coins tend to refer to local things like whichever gods were favored in the region.

edit-- here's a page with some more info for beginners

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/d...mith/gi.html
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01/22/2021 12:53 pm
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@Victor that is pretty awesome! Almost makes a man want to get a collection of all the gods. :)

Thanks so much for the information and the link.
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 Posted 01/22/2021  4:03 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely coin. Are you going to remove it from the slab?
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 Posted 01/22/2021  7:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin!.....I'm interested if you'll free it too!?

Collecting the Gods/Goddesses is a really interesting theme.....
Silver, bronze, Roman , Greek...Lots of different variations....Good luck.

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 Posted 01/23/2021  07:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lembafc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Lovely coin. Are you going to remove it from the slab?


No I don't plan on removing it. Out of curiosity, why on earth would I do that? lol
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