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Does anyone know what this is, or who it is? (I'm not even sure I'm in the right forum, but I guessed it was similar to Apollo). The reverse is rather corroded but it looks like a central figure with ON running sideways up the left field and some other text running down the right field. 17-19mm, 3.3g.

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John, I'm way out of my comfort zone here , probably is Apollo but how about throwing in Persephone? Maybe this will release some different reverse options?...

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22 hours ago, Spaniard said:

John, I'm way out of my comfort zone here , probably is Apollo but how about throwing in Persephone? Maybe this will release some different reverse options?...

Thank you. Yes I have no idea either. I will check out Persephone.

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Thanks for the shout-out, Paul. I believe that's an omega - not an "O" - on the reverse, John.

 

I think it may be an Artemis obv., Apollo rev., with ΡHΓI-NΩN across the rev. field. Rhegion, Bruttium.

 

These are larger, but the similarity is striking - pardon the pun. Perhaps the OP coin is a smaller denomination with similar iconography? Or maybe the wear and tight flan (losses at edges?) on the OP account for the difference?

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1 hour ago, Kamnaskires said:

Thanks for the shout-out, Paul. I believe that's an omega - not an "O" - on the reverse, John.

 

I think it may be an Artemis obv., Apollo rev., with ΡHΓI-NΩN across the rev. field. Rhegion, Bruttium.

 

These are larger, but the similarity is striking - pardon the pun. Perhaps the OP coin is a smaller denomination with similar iconography?

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That's perfect, thank you! I found a few of Artemis I thought looked pretty close but not with a near enough reverse. That Rhegion reverse couldn't be any more exact. Maybe it's a Tetras version of the Obol. There's another smaller version here https://www.ma-shops.com/saenn/item.php?id=30249

Thank goodness. This was the only coin in my collection without a good attribution (or any attribution) and there have been some tough ones! It's not the sort of coin you find in England very often - the oldest coins found in Britain date to about 300BC, so it isn't far off that. Thanks again. (And @Spaniard).

 

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