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A question on Price 2705
« on: December 13, 2017, 12:48:43 PM »
http://numismatics.org/pella/id/price.2705

Both types with open-legged and cross-legged Zeus are clubbed under this posthumous type. Would the ones with open-legged Zeus not be likely to be lifetime issues?

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Re: A question on Price 2705
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 09:58:53 PM »
It is only a guideline and hence there are exceptions to the rule.  Here is what CNG has to say:

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great'. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (4.25 g, 12h). Uncertain mint in western Asia Minor. Struck circa 323-280 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin / Zeus Aėtophoros seated left; shield in left field, grape bunch below throne.


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Re: A question on Price 2705
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 05:35:22 AM »
Thanks. I understand that factors such as open-legged Zeus are far from conclusive in helping one decide if a given coin is a lifetime issue. What puzzles me with this is one is that both open- and cross-legged types are placed under the same type, believed to be struck between 323 and 280 BC. Could it be that the open-legged type was an earlier issue and the transition to cross-legged type occured posthumously? Basically, I wanted to understand the basis for Price's classification.

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Re: A question on Price 2705
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 09:20:23 AM »
Not an answer to your question, but i previously found this online article very nicely discussing the lifetime vs posthumous classification.

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Re: A question on Price 2705
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2017, 09:03:37 AM »
Not an answer to your question, but i previously found this online article very nicely discussing the lifetime vs posthumous classification.
Thanks. I had discovered that site while trying to find information on Medusa coins a few months back. The articles are indeed excellent.