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Offline derek

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greek coin help wanted
« on: August 20, 2017, 02:56:02 PM »
I cannot find this one
goddes radiate crown  other side figure with corinthian helmet (Athena?)
16 - 17 mm
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Re: greek coin help wanted
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 06:52:42 AM »
Images are too small for details. Cut down on pixel depth instead of making them smaller.

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Re: greek coin help wanted
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 01:20:55 PM »
changed images  :)

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Re: greek coin help wanted
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 04:49:24 PM »
Thank you. What do you make of the lettering?

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Offline THCoins

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Re: greek coin help wanted
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 06:26:21 PM »
Could be Greek, but could also be provincial Roman ?

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Re: greek coin help wanted
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 07:19:08 PM »
Yes, I spent a couple of hours trying to return the favour and was looking at Roman Provincials.  Sorry, found nothing  :'(
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Re: greek coin help wanted
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 07:54:26 PM »
Could be Greek, but could also be provincial Roman ?

Indeed, that helmet looks Roman. What stopped me from typing that is the little flap in front. If that's a cobra, the coin is not Roman.

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Re: greek coin help wanted
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 04:26:53 PM »
I thinks it's Cilicia, Seleukeia ad Calycadnum.
He's Helios not a Roman.
For example see http://www.cgb.fr/cilicie-seleucie-du-calycadnos-demi-unite,bgr_285986,a.html
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Re: greek coin help wanted
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2017, 10:42:33 PM »
Great! The coin in the link is awfully close. Now it's a question of reading the legend. According to CGB, on the coin in the link, the legends are EPI KYNTI and SELEUKE-W...

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Re: greek coin help wanted
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2017, 12:35:18 PM »
Thank you Redwine, ! great job
incredible .. even with the right search terms it does not show in google
The text on my coin is too degraded to define the lettering, but based on the other characteristics I think this is the coin.
I was also confused by the crown, which makes you think roman, and the flap in front which makes you think cobra, but both appear to be Helios and his curls
here is another example
http://www.asiaminorcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=322&pid=4387#top_display_media
thanks again !  Derek

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Re: greek coin help wanted
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2017, 01:24:40 PM »
Pleasure Derek!  Just returning the favour  ;D
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