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Ancient coins => Ancient Greece => Topic started by: redwine on August 15, 2017, 12:02:59 PM

Title: Greek hemitetartemorion
Post by: redwine on August 15, 2017, 12:02:59 PM
Sorry for the silence it's been a busy Summer with the kids hols.
0.15g
4.7mm
I think silver.  Well it should be.
Couldn't resist it!  Any ideas on which part of the Greek Empire.  Many thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
Post by: Figleaf on August 23, 2017, 10:54:28 AM
I don't see anything useful on the left picture. Have you figured out what it is?

Peter
Title: Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
Post by: redwine on August 23, 2017, 01:51:12 PM
Haven't got a clue  :'(
Title: Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
Post by: Pellinore on August 24, 2017, 03:57:54 AM
Could it be a roaring lion head somehow? Then, it would point to Miletus.
-- Paul
Title: Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
Post by: redwine on August 25, 2017, 11:34:52 AM
Many thanks Pellinore.
I think you are right.  ;D And you enabled me to find the following:
Miletos, Ionia
Lion's head left
Stellate pattern within incuse square
Silver
1.14g
9mm
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/sg/sg3532.html
Supposedly one of the oldest silver coins 8)

 8) ;D
Title: Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
Post by: redwine on August 25, 2017, 04:35:17 PM
And here's another possibly of the same ilk, Miletos, Ionia.
0.52g
7.8mm
Odd looking lion!  8)  Initially I thought a horses head but I've convinced myself it's meant to be a lion.  I think I've been here before :-\
Title: Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
Post by: Pellinore on August 26, 2017, 09:56:45 AM
Great that my hunch in a sleepless night pointed in the right direction. These are lovely little coins of 2500 years ago.
-- Paul
Title: Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
Post by: redwine on August 26, 2017, 06:17:40 PM
Thanks again Paul.  ;D
I'm thinking the one directly above might be a griffin.  Like the one here:
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/ionia/phokaia/BMC_91.jpg
Title: Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
Post by: Pellinore on August 27, 2017, 02:05:19 AM
That's a nice griffin. But the reverse is different.
-- Paul
Title: Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
Post by: redwine on August 27, 2017, 06:29:26 AM
Indeed.   :-\
It could be a sea monster!  8)   Cetus or Ketos.
See Caria, Kindya http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/caria/kindya/Kagan&Kritt_47-6.jpg
Title: Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
Post by: redwine on August 27, 2017, 02:08:15 PM
There are some very similar pieces here
http://www.asiaminorcoins.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=214
Title: Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
Post by: Pellinore on September 26, 2017, 07:57:55 PM
Great sea monsters! I love the first, that didrachm of Kindya.
Here are my Miletos diobols (weighing 1.2 grs each).
-- Paul

Title: Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
Post by: redwine on September 26, 2017, 08:33:02 PM
Nice! 8)
Title: Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
Post by: redwine on October 02, 2017, 01:11:54 PM
I've taken a better piccy of the original coin.
It's a kangaroo!!  ::)
Looks like Alexander may have gone further than first thought  :-\