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Offline Desibot

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« on: September 21, 2020, 03:39:00 PM »
Hi guys thought on this coin
Genuine or not and identification

Weight is 3.5 grams

Thankyou
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Offline THCoins

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Re: Oxus?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2020, 01:34:07 PM »
Looking at the coin i thought at first it was an obol. But the relative size to your finger and the weight say different.
Taking this into consideration i think the design looks quite clumsy. The shape of the helmet, the eyesocket and the earflap look odd compared to genuine specimen i have seen. Also the corrosion pattern gives me cause for doubt.

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Re: Oxus?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2020, 07:44:38 PM »
The obverse looks Western Scythian to me. I think I have seen Chimpface before, possibly on a coin shown by Pellenore, but can't find it. I tend to think the reverse shows a winged Nike with a harness on a pike, both symbols of victory, but I can't remember seeing the combination before.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Oxus?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2020, 08:54:56 PM »
I should have specified. The combination of the helmeted head and nike placing wreath on trophy standard comes from the Seleukids.