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this one's a very small AR from Sicily with Punic letters from around 400-380BC(+-)....it measures 10mm at its widest and comes in at a whopping 0/66gms(litra)..it not as good of shape as i'd like, but not really too bad for the type(and price)  

POST AWAY PEEPS! 🙂

AR LITRA, Panomos Sicily.  horned river god bust left facing obverse with forepart manfaced bull right reverse with Punic letters above 10mm, 0.66gms

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..well maybe some of the blame at times can be to the photographer...idk..it(OP) sure does remind me of The Eagles album 'One of these Nights"...cover :P...here's another pic of the new one along with the others i have bought this year.. most of you will remember a couple of years ago i bought a copy of the style of my new manfaced bull.. 🙂

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Akarnania, Federal Coinage. Struck late second century BC. Æ20 (6.53g, 3h). Thyrreion mint. Obv: Head of Athena in Attic helmet left. Rev: Bearded taurine head of Acheloös left, trident above. Ref: SNG Copenhagen 423-424; BMC Thessaly pg. 170, 21-24; BCD Akarnania 41-44; HGC 4, 738. 

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7 minutes ago, Edessa said:

Akarnania, Federal Coinage. Struck late second century BC. Æ20 (6.53g, 3h). Thyrreion mint. Obv: Head of Athena in Attic helmet left. Rev: Bearded taurine head of Acheloös left, trident above. Ref: SNG Copenhagen 423-424; BMC Thessaly pg. 170, 21-24; BCD Akarnania 41-44; HGC 4, 738. 

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...very attractive! 🙂

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Gela Ar Tetradrachm 480/475-474/470 BC Obv Charioteer driving slow quadriga right  Nike flying above crowning horses. Rv Forepart of Man headed bull charging right Jenkins 110 Group II Early HGC 238 17.45 grms 25 mm Photo by W. Hansengela3.jpeg.a3dd04ab202bce20bdae17124554a51a.jpeg

At first the mint of Gela produced didrachms but sometime circa 480 commenced with  the production of tetradrachms, The quadriga obverse seems to be a common theme among the Sicilian mints.

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I have a similar coin with the OP

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0.49 g 11.1 mm

Italy, Sicily, Panormos (as Ziz). Litra. 415/405 BC. Head of the youthful river god Orethos / Man-headed bull swimming right (river god Archeloos), above, Punic letters.  SNG ANS 549-550

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My MFB is missing the face :classic_sad:

 

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Neapolis
Didrachm
Obv.: Head of Nymph Parthenope, wearing broad headband, earring and necklace, ΣTA below, behind, bunch of grapes.
Rev.: Man-headed bull walking r., crowned by Nike, K below, in exergue, NEOPOLIT[HS].
Ref.: SNG ANS 354

 

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A slightly annoyed-looking bull here.

SICILY. Gela. Circa 430-425 BC. Litra (Silver, 13 mm, 0.61 g, 4 h). Helmeted horseman galloping left, holding spear and round shield with his left hand. Rev.CΕΛΑΣ Forepart of a man-headed bull to right. HGC 2, 374. Jenkins, Gela, Group VI, 416. SNG ANS 82

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Here is my recently acquired man-faced bull, also missing its face:

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Panormos (as Ziz), Sicily, 336 - 330 BCE, AE26, 11.21g, 2h

Obv: Head of Hera to left, wearing stephane

Rev: Man-headed bull standing to left, head facing; radiate head of Helios above; [ṢYṢ (in Punic)] in exergue

Ref: CNS 5; HGC 2, 1057 corr. (dates)

ex. Roma Numismatics, Anders Collection, Lot 45 (this is their photo).

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16 minutes ago, Nick said:

I have a few too many to post but here is my newest, still in transit. Acheloios Hypsas of Entella!A17FDBAC-7C1B-4E81-A029-1151F3EEC2E3.jpeg.21ea16167d5e89235c16fa05e58776f4.jpeg

...that bull lQQks somebody i know...haha....Nick, you're the go-to guy on these types...i may buy a copy of your book if you'll autograph it for me...^^ 🙂  

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One of my favourites:

Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 480-470. Slow quadriga driven r. by charioteer; above, Nike flying r. to crown horses. Rev. Forepart of man-headed bull r. Jenkins 106

from the Comtesse de Béhague Collection, Vinchon 14.4.1984, lot 28, and Jacob Hirsch VII, 2.6.1902, lot 91

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1 hour ago, ominus1 said:

...that bull lQQks somebody i know...haha....Nick, you're the go-to guy on these types...i may buy a copy of your book if you'll autograph it for me...^^ 🙂  

I’m working on a major corpus now—it will include all literature, inscriptions, and art featuring Acheloios (including coins). The art section is essentially a translation and revision of Isler’s 1970 monograph and 1981 LIMC entry.  Too many English speaking scholars still operate on the false presupposition that Acheloios is limited to the Greek river in Akarnania, largely because they have ignored Isler’s work and have never heard of me.

Here is a draft of the literature and inscription section.  If anyone wants to serve as translator I’m looking for collaborators!

https://www.academia.edu/74226002/CORPVS_LITERATVM_ET_INSCRIPTIONVM_ACHELOI

 

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Nick said:

I’m working on a major corpus now—it will include all literature, inscriptions, and art featuring Acheloios (including coins). The art section is essentially a translation and revision of Isler’s 1970 monograph and 1981 LIMC entry.  Too many English speaking scholars still operate on the false presupposition that Acheloios is limited to the Greek river in Akarnania, largely because they have ignored Isler’s work and have never heard of me.

Here is a draft of the literature and inscription section.  If anyone wants to serve as translator I’m looking for collaborators!

https://www.academia.edu/74226002/CORPVS_LITERATVM_ET_INSCRIPTIONVM_ACHELOI

 

 

 

..you are Da man...so, does that mean you will sign my book when i buy one?....:D

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6 minutes ago, ominus1 said:

..you are Da man...so, does that mean you will sign my book when i buy one?....:D

Yes, of course, though I only have the new Acheloios-Thales books available.  Potamikon (2016) would have to be purchased from the publisher directly.

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13 minutes ago, Nick said:

Yes, of course, though I only have the new Acheloios-Thales books available.  Potamikon (2016) would have to be purchased from the publisher directly.

very gracious of you Sir...you  Da Man, Nick...i gotta place for your book already...^^

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Great addition, ominus1 ... congrats 

 

Ummm, I had a couple of sweet examples as well (wanna see 'em?)

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=> congrats again on adding one of the coolest coins ever!! 

Cheers

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