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Offline capnbirdseye

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Caria, Halikarnassos, AE unit
« on: March 28, 2019, 06:51:58 PM »
This one is copper, Roman?  I tried all angles but can't make out what is on one side,
I thought it was a bit of Islamic script below the trident but probably not

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Re: Caria, Halikarnassos, AE unit
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 07:32:21 PM »
For the second coin:
If you turn the left picture about 30 degrees clockwise you may see a bearded fellow looking right with his nose of flan.
Now this will most likely be Poseidon because of the Trident, the looks are more Greek than Roman.
Left of trident is some text, assuming this is Greek this looks like ALIK.
Together, my brain cells arrive at: Caria, Halikarnassos, AE unit with Poseidon/Trident, as best guess ?

OK not perfect fit, but close i'd say: look here.

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Re: Caria, Halikarnassos, AE unit
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 08:37:45 PM »
I think that might be spot on,  :o I've trawled the web for Caria, Halikarnassos, AE unit with Poseidon/Trident, and found quite a few where it's difficult to recognise the face,  here is one, I can compare and see what appears to be the eye,cheek and mouth on mine.

I discovered a couple more Greek coins, I'll post below
« Last Edit: March 28, 2019, 08:59:15 PM by capnbirdseye »
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