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Offline jsalgado

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Seleucid, Seleucus II, Nisbis
« on: August 07, 2019, 07:47:25 PM »
copper  1,30 g  11 mm ; many thanks for your help.




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Re: coin 130 Please help to identify
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 09:22:44 AM »
After a long look at the side with the bump (a swan? a turtle? a mole hill? a dromedary?) I read ΒΑΣΙ / ΛΕΥ (king). Not very informative, I am afraid.

Peter
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Re: coin 130 Please help to identify
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 07:57:09 AM »
The two faces ought to be a helpful giveaway. One facing forward, one left.
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Re: coin 130 Please help to identify
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2019, 10:44:21 PM »
Is it possible that could be North African?  Zeugitana?  Mint Sicily or Sardinia perhaps.  I've not found a match yet but I have found some that are similar.   
"The two faces ought to be a helpful giveaway. One facing forward, one left".  JKK, I did not see that!  still looking  :-\
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Re: coin 130 Please help to identify
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 10:58:14 PM »
Seleucid, Seleucus II, Nisbis, Houghton 895, Lindgren III 1006
Obv. Jugate heads of Dioscouroi to left wearing pilei, nearer one facing three-quarters left
Rev. Elephant head right, monogram(?) before, ΒΑΣΙ/ [Σ]ΕΛΕΥ

Alan

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Re: coin 130 Please help to identify
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 11:02:22 PM »
Conical hat should have clued me in,  Alan, you rock.  That was a tough one (for me at least ;-)
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Re: Seleucid, Seleucus II, Nisbis
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2019, 05:06:55 PM »
Alan, Peter and gpimper
I am pleasantly surprised by the comments on this small coin! I thank all the sent messages.
My coin has 11 mm and weight 1,30 g and the reference of Houghton 895 is for a coin of 18 mm and I weight 5,31 g
(windwilds Triton V Sale 15 Jan 2002, lot 545).

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Re: Seleucid, Seleucus II, Nisbis
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2019, 05:22:39 PM »
Yes, I'm afraid I went purely by the description. The Houghton and Lindgren (about 5.3 gm as well if I remember rightly) are obviously both the same denomination, but yours seems to be a fraction of that (a quarter by the weight?). I think we'll have to see if anyone has access to SNG Cop. or similar to see if it is a known variety.

Alan