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Offline jsalgado

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Please help to identify this greek coin
« on: December 16, 2019, 08:32:08 PM »
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Re: Please help to identify this greek coin
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2019, 04:04:53 PM »
Do you have a weight and diameter?
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Re: Please help to identify this greek coin
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 03:40:25 AM »
The obverse looks like the head of Silenos. The reverse has some of the images from the coins of Tenedos. see: acsearch.info - Auction research
However, I am not able to identify the origin of this coin.

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Re: Please help to identify this greek coin
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2020, 03:55:23 PM »
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I thank you your messages, unfortunately I don't have details from weight, diameter or metal (I think must be silver9; I saw this face now but i don't remember where. I am still lookinfg for...
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Re: Please help to identify this greek coin
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2020, 07:00:22 PM »
It may help to rotate the quadranted image 90 degrees clockwise. I'm pretty sure that would be the correct orientation. I see, starting clockwise at proper upper left pane of the frame: axe, tree or perhaps bunches of grapes, pitcher (rather than amphora, maybe), eagle (or other bird) standing. The head would be described as facing, bearded of course.

I did not find a quadranted image of this nature in my copy of Plant's Greek Coin Types.
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Re: Please help to identify this greek coin
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2020, 07:09:58 PM »
Here is an example of Silenos on another coin.

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Re: Please help to identify this greek coin
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2020, 07:59:45 PM »
That's a pretty convincing likeness. Also, Lydian coins often have the three grape bunches, surely symbolic of Bacchus/Dionysos but also of Silenu/os, his dad. The standing eagle is common on coins of Attaleia; it's almost as if this coin was meant to represent several Lydian cities. Stylistically, it is not at all characteristic of Imperial provincial coinage. If I were to dig deeper, I'd dig in the 400s-200s CE, Lydia or its suzerains.

The searching is harder for the many ways to spell Silenos. In addition to Silenus, there's a term 'seilen' used in my copy of Spink. I don't know how prevalent is might be, nor whether it is even relevant to this coin, but it may help in hunting.
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Re: Please help to identify this greek coin
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2020, 10:17:03 AM »
The image of the reverse is now correct.
I am v ery interested in your messages. Thank you.
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