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Offline derek

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roman provincial?
« on: November 09, 2016, 11:55:09 PM »
Another one from the box of unidentified coins: Can someone place this coin? I can't make anything out of the reverse (Nike to right?). The portrait to me seems to resemble Antiochus IV. It is a denarius size silver coin  19 mm
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Offline Arminius

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Re: roman provincial?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 12:40:35 AM »
Yes - probably Seleucid empire, a drachm, reverse: Apollo seated left on omphalos.

For the king: try to find an obverse die match of this portrait on the web.

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Re: roman provincial?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 10:29:33 AM »
Brilliant, Arminius. How about the first coin in this post?

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