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Can Anyone Identify This Greek(?) Coin?

 
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 Posted 05/13/2021  11:03 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ruger9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin is only about 13-14mm and weighs 2.4 grams and has a horse's head on the reverse surrounded by legends that I cannot make out.

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 Posted 05/13/2021  4:19 pm  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bob L will know this one right away. He likes the Persian coins.
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 Posted 05/13/2021  5:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
About time you posted a Parthian, Ruger9a.

It's probably a dichalkous, although weight fluctuations between some of these Parthian AE denominations were pretty substantial.

With so much wear and roughness, it's hard to pin down. It's not even clear how many legend lines run along each side of the reverse, which would definitely help with the attribution. Obviously, though, the horse head does help in that regard - although there were several Parthian rulers who issued AE's with horse head reverses.

It is likely either a Mithradates III, Sellwood 40.19 or an Orodes II, Sellwood 45.42. Either would be from the Ecbatana mint.
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 Posted 05/13/2021  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ruger9a to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks @Bob L, I'm pleased that I made your day with this posting. And THANKS for the info, I'll start researching it shortly.
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