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Offline jsalgado

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coin 693 Please help to identify
« on: August 07, 2019, 07:53:24 PM »
copper  6,93 g  21 mm  : many thanks for your help





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Re: coin 693 Please help to identify
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 06:48:36 AM »
Possibly Athena with the bull reverse...I'll look that one up.  Very interesting!  Update...think I might have found it.  Apollo.  Sear, Greek Coins Vol 1, page 61, 2014 print.  You can just almost make out Nike over the bull.  Letters on the bottom make me think is was minted in Italy but I could be wrong...researching that :-)
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Re: coin 693 Please help to identify
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 09:46:22 PM »
Cales (Campania) AE21. After 268 BC.  Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum - Copenhagen (SNGCop) 313.

obv: CALENO, head of Apollo left
rev: man-headed bull right, lyre above, Q between legs, CALENO in exergue

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Re: coin 693 Please help to identify
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 10:04:50 PM »
That's what I found as well 😎  Just different references. I'm thinking Pannonia but again, I could be wrong.  Not seeing the Q, though.  Nice call, Peter, I'll have to tend to your expertise :-)
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Re: coin 693 Please help to identify
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 07:49:07 AM »
I have no expertise, Greg. I am an experienced researcher. This one was really easy. In this thread, Derek had come up with a vital search term: man-headed bull. All I did was recognise that I was looking at another one (rectangle-silhouetted head), but without Nike above. I read as much as possible of the text below the bull and searched on Wildwinds (you have to love that site). The answer came up on the first try.

Peter
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Re: coin 693 Please help to identify
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 05:42:09 AM »
I still enjoy working through the books...just a fun hobby :-)
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