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Ancient coins => Ancient Greece => Topic started by: gpimper on February 15, 2020, 08:26:20 PM

Title: Seleukeian
Post by: gpimper on February 15, 2020, 08:26:20 PM
I know she's rough but after 2100+ years I probably wouldn't look any better!  First century BC from the coastal city in Syria, Seleukeia.  Tyche and Thunderbolt.  Interestingly Sear only lists this in silver but this one is obviously bronze.  7.7g and 20mm.   I forgot to add the "helper" pic...little turd.  I spent almost two hours trying to find that coin!  Cats are crazy.
Title: Re: Seleukeian
Post by: THCoins on February 19, 2020, 02:31:04 PM
I tried to match the text on your coin with the reference photo you added. The resolution of your photo is not enough to do this reliably. But i guess that was better to do with the coin in hand. Nice attribution !
Title: Re: Seleukeian
Post by: Figleaf on February 19, 2020, 03:58:50 PM
They are known in bronze. See ANS data base (http://numismatics.org/search/results?q=Seleukeia+Tyche+AND+material_facet%3A%22Bronze%22&sort=), filtered for Seleukeia, Tyche and bronze. The result is Seleuceia Pieria, Tyche bust right / thunderbolt on throne, all within wreath. No pictures, unfortunately.

Peter
Title: Re: Seleukeian
Post by: gpimper on February 19, 2020, 06:44:21 PM
TH, yes it is much better in hand.  The text doesn't quite match but it's close.  Peter, thank you for a new resource!