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Please help with an ID! This coin is unattributable...


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Have you ever found yourself stuck when trying to ID a coin? I'm sure we've all been there. This coin belongs to a friend of mine, he recruited me to help find an ID and ever since then it has been a huge thorn in my side. Despite having multiple people look, no one has been able to narrow down the region it comes from or even the time period it was struck. I know for a fact that a few of the heavy hitters in the industry has looked at this coin and not been able to find anything useful. We need help to solve this mystery!

 

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Here's a few key points that most everyone has agreed on thus far:

 

  • Most likely Roman Provincial or otherwise greek-related.
  • Legend on the "obverse" reads: AN.
  • Legend on the "reverse" reads ΛE.
  • The coin weighs 8.6 g and has an extremely thick flan.

 

Thanks in advance!

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@Topcat7 has to be in the right neighborhood, never mind the obvious legend variant(s), relative to both sides.  @Topcat7, I'm having to wonder whether your pic corresponds more closely to @zadie's obverse.

...Before reading your post, the most traction I was getting was with standard-brand, scyphate Himyarite AR issues, c. 2nd c. CE. 

...Even in reference to the ensuing Himyarite influence on Aksumite /Axumite issues, over a couple of centuries (also with profiles on either side), I was having to say, 'Highly-I Unlikely-I.'

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2 hours ago, JeandAcre said:

@Topcat7 has to be in the right neighborhood, never mind the obvious legend variant(s), relative to both sides.  @Topcat7, I'm having to wonder whether your pic corresponds more closely to @zadie's obverse.

...Before reading your post, the most traction I was getting was with standard-brand, scyphate Himyarite AR issues, c. 2nd c. CE. 

...Even in reference to the ensuing Himyarite influence on Aksumite /Axumite issues, over a couple of centuries (also with profiles on either side), I was having to say, 'Highly-I Unlikely-I.'

@JeandAcre  Could be. Could be.

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