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Greek hemitetartemorion
« 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
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Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
« Reply #1 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
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Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 01:51:12 PM »
Haven't got a clue  :'(
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Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 03:57:54 AM »
Could it be a roaring lion head somehow? Then, it would point to Miletus.
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Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
« Reply #4 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
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Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
« Reply #5 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 :-\
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Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
« Reply #7 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
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Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2017, 02:05:19 AM »
That's a nice griffin. But the reverse is different.
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Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
« Reply #9 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
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Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2017, 02:08:15 PM »
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Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
« Reply #11 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).
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Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2017, 08:33:02 PM »
Nice! 8)
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Re: Greek hemitetartemorion
« Reply #13 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  :-\
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