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Offline BACTRIANUMIS

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Persis hemidrachms to ID
« on: August 16, 2014, 07:01:28 PM »
I recently came across this small and not very prominent in terms of iconography coins. If someone could advise me on attribution to the ruler? Many thanks in advance!

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Re: Persis hemidrachms to ID
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 12:52:49 PM »
Not really my field, but the upper one makes me think of Napad.
The second one looks familiar, but can not come up with a name just now.

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Re: Persis hemidrachms to ID
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 01:11:17 PM »
My first guess was also Napad, I even put it on ZENO under his directory, but after some more search I realized Vadfradad (Autophradates) IV might be more appropriate attribution

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Re: Persis hemidrachms to ID
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2014, 01:59:34 PM »
Agree, almost same design and same timeperiod.
Looking on zeno, the design of your second seems to fit Nambed the most ?

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Re: Persis hemidrachms to ID
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2014, 09:41:17 AM »
..the design of your second seems to fit Nambed the most ?

Indeed, it does, thanks a lot for the hint! :)

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Re: Persis hemidrachms to ID
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2014, 10:02:36 AM »
This sort of laid-back, yet helpful conversation used to be possible only when people were in the same room with the coin and a number of paper references, not half a world apart. I had fun following this thread, gentlemen.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.