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Just received this today and i said i'd shows it when i gets it and here it is!..interesting coin from and interesting place, it is(the city/settlement) 1st mentioned in around 455BC and continued to exist even at the time of Strabo* and one of its borders was the  river  Achelous 

plus this old fountain penned tag and paper envelope it came in.

POST YER COINS N COMMENTS PEEPS! 🙂

Bronze coin of Oeniadae in Acarnania (c200BC+-) Zeus/Jupiter laureate bust right obverse, Achelous reverse showing head horns and neck, 23mm, 5.93gms

 

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53 minutes ago, Kamnaskires said:

Super rendition of the man-faced bull. You probably know that our own Nick wrote (well, co-wrote) the book on these issues.

..thanks...well i'll be danged!...i'll have to check that out about @Nick's book...kool info man 🙂

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Here is a man faced bull from Neapolis in Campania.

Nomos c. 390 - 380 BC.

I originally bought this cause it's a scarcer early type, and I really liked the portrait of Parthenope. Now I really like the bull too.

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Neapolis Ar Nomos 300-275 BC Obv Head of Nymph right To left astagalus Rv Man headed bull advancing right head facing being crowned by Nike  HN 579 HGC 453 7.19 grms 19 mm Photo by W. Hansenneapolis6.jpg.a2c8dcef0b31456ee232f9988e040840.jpgThis coin was minted sometime after the city was captured by the Romans from Samnite occupation. The city  became a close ally to the Romans thereafter. This coin was minted towards the end of the series of nomoi minted at this city which ended circa 250 BC. 

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I kept trying to snag a coin like the OP coin for a while, but I am cheap and always failed. On the radar anyways.

Here are my only 2 examples, unfortunately the interest point is worn

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5.70 g 19.04 mm
Campania, Suessa Aurunca
268 – 240 BC
OBV:Laureate head of Apollo left, O at right
REV: SVESANO, Man-headed bull, Nike flying above, crowning bull with laurel branch or wreath. SNG ANS 606, SNG Cop. 586

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0.49 g 11.1 mm
Litra 415/405 BC. Head of the youthful river god Orethos / human headed bull protome (river god Archeloos), Punic legend in the field.. Jenkins in SNR 50 (1971), S. 75, 13 SNG ANS 549 (Dr. Busso Peus Nachfolger 407/408, 245)
 

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5 hours ago, Alegandron said:

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Sicily Selinus
AR Litra
400 BCE
10mm 0.67g
Nymph on rock touching serpent Selinon leaf -
Man-faced bull
Mildenberg 27

..that one's fantastic Brian...is that covering on Achelous at shield or is it metal from another source welded into it?..:)

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27 minutes ago, ominus1 said:

..that one's fantastic Brian...is that covering on Achelous at shield or is it metal from another source welded into it?..:)

I need to pull it out and use my microscope sometime. I have a huge project thought out when I finally retire, this is a part of it... thanks for reminding me!

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