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 Posted 12/08/2021  11:02 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add chrsmat71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Picked up a couple of coins recently that have been on my list for quite some time.

Phoenician coin

As much as I dig the cool devices on Phoenician coins I never did pick one up until now. Neat double animal and cool Greece meets Egypt type thing with an owl holding a crook.



Phoenicia, Tyre, AR 1/24 shekel. 393-310 BC

O: Dolphin

R: Owl with crook and flail.

BMC 5

9 mm, 0.9 g

Siglos

I've also never pickup up this classic, an Archaemenid siglos. Seems like kind of an ancient coin that really should be in a "affordable greatest hits" of the ancient coins collection like mine.




Achaemenid Kingdom, Silver Siglos, 375-340 BC

O: King running right, holding a dagger and a bow.

R: Incuse punch

Carradice Type IV

15X11 mm, 5.5 g
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 Posted 12/09/2021  04:25 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice Chris.
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 Posted 12/09/2021  07:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good additions and I agree that the Siglos is iconic as well as generally affordable. The Gold Darics of this empire are much less affordable.
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 Posted 12/09/2021  6:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats, Chris. Good to see you posting here. Been a while.
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 Posted 12/09/2021  9:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a really nice shekel from Tyre.
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 Posted 12/13/2021  05:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DavidUK to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Siglos is a must have I'd say. Also as Spence says much more affordable than a Daricm which is an important type well respected at the time and even allowed to continue over 100 years after Alexander because it was so successful.

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