Author Topic: Sardes, Lydia. AE14 Autonomous. 133-1 BC Apollo - club in oakwreath  (Read 363 times)

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Offline derek

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This coin is about 13 mm diameter and it is about 3,5 mm thick
I cannot identify it
any help is welcome
« Last Edit: April 28, 2018, 10:00:12 PM by derek »

Offline Figleaf

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Re: please help identify little greek coin
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 12:16:27 PM »
The key to identification is the text in two lines running sideways on the second picture. I can see ΝΩ quite clearly, but the rest is vague. Can you read more?

Peter
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Offline derek

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Re: please help identify little greek coin
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 01:58:55 PM »
thank you, I can't make out much more text
but what do you think ?

I am considering it might be of Sardes
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/lydia/sardes/BMC_17.jpg

Sardes, Lydia. AE14 Autonomous. 133-1 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / ΣAΡΔIANΩN, club, MTΡ monogram, all within oak wreath. BMC 12; Lewis 1001

i can make out the laurels, the 'text' matches and the club like item


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Re: please help identify little greek coin
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 04:48:36 PM »
Yes, except that I think BMC 13 is an even better match ;) Compare in particular the mouth of the portrait.

Peter
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Re: please help identify little greek coin
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2018, 09:55:51 PM »
Thank you !