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Istros, Thraceca, AR Drachm, c. 400 BC, BM Black Sea 249.5
« on: July 08, 2018, 06:07:18 AM »
Istros, Thraceca, AR Drachm, c. 400 BC, BM Black Sea 249.5; BMC 6; Dima II-IV-1 (5.2 g, 18 mm)

Obverse: Facing male heads, the left inverted
Reverse: IΣTΡIH, sea-eagle left grasping dolphin with talons; one dot beneath eagle's tail, one dot under eagle's head, (AΠ monogram beneath dolphin)

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Re: Istros, Thraceca, AR Drachm, c. 400 BC, BM Black Sea 249.5
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 05:05:40 PM »
I got yourself another fine prototypical specimen from the ancient numismatic canon, congrats !
I notice some bluish stuff in the deep areas, are those remnants of cleaning ?

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Re: Istros, Thraceca, AR Drachm, c. 400 BC, BM Black Sea 249.5
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 05:10:33 PM »
I notice some bluish stuff in the deep areas, are those remnants of cleaning ?
No idea. The deposit looks soft though. I will try cleaning it off with distilled water and a toothbrush this weekend.