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Ancient coins => Other ancients => Topic started by: Pellinore on December 27, 2017, 10:12:06 AM

Title: Elymais drachms
Post by: Pellinore on December 27, 2017, 10:12:06 AM
Most of these come from the large hoard of Elymais coins mentioned in the thread 'An Elymais impulse buy (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,40766.msg260140.html#msg260140), I bought them in August - principally because of the haunting faces of the kings. The last one has been longer in my possession, but it comes from the same seller. They all measure about 15 mm, they look all bronze to me (no billon). The weights are mentioned in the picture titles. 

-- Paul

Title: Re: Elymais drachms
Post by: Figleaf on December 27, 2017, 02:07:10 PM
I can see why they are so attractive to you. As on the coins of Chach, you found once mighty rulers, deciders over life and death, trying hard to look like Sassanian noblemen. They, as well as their realm are forgotten, except by coin collectors...

I am sure they will inspire you to save the others you showed us.

Peter
Title: Re: Elymais drachms
Post by: Bob L. on December 27, 2017, 04:57:45 PM
A really nice set of Elymaean drachms there, Paul. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Elymais drachms
Post by: THCoins on December 27, 2017, 05:35:44 PM
Great collection. I love the hybrid character, where i think i see both Parthian and Greek influences.
Title: Re: Elymais drachms
Post by: Pellinore on December 29, 2017, 10:24:33 PM
Here are some others from my collection.

-- Paul