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Assistance required to attribute this coin, please.- Kings of Macedon Philip II perhaps?


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I have this (worn) coin that I am having difficulty placing.

It appears to have a head facing right on the obverse with a boy on horseback galloping right on the reverse.

There could be an inscription below the horse (or a monogram).

(The position of the horse's back legs on my coin do not seem to line up with the Philip II coin, though.)

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

AE14mm., 2.80gm.

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21 minutes ago, Topcat7 said:

Possibly Thessaly???

350-300 B.C. THESSALY Krannon Dichalkon HGC 4, 384

Thessaly seems the most likely option here. Both Krannon and Phalanna issued similar types. The weight seems to match Phalanna a bit better, but there are several Thessalian mints that are possible. Below are a few of mine. Note that each minted several different denominations.

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Thessaly. Phalanna
circa 325-300 BCE
Æ 15 mm, 4,60 g
Helmeted head of Ares left
ΦΑΛΑNNΑΙΩΝ, horse prancing right
Papaevangelou-Genakos 10; Rogers –; BCD Thessaly I 1257; BCD Thessaly II 576; HGC 4, 172

 

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Thessaly, Phakion
3rd century BCE
Æ Trichalkon 20mm, 7.00g, 12h
Diademed head of nymph r.
R/ Warrior on horse trotting r.; grain ear below.
BCD Thessaly I 1249; BCD Thessaly II 566; HGC 4, 542

 

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Thessaly, Pelinna
Æ Dichalkon (20mm, 7.49g, 12h)
late 4th to early 3rd centuries BCE
Head of Mantho veiled r. R/ Helmeted Thessalian rider wearing chlamys and short tunic, charging r. with couched lance on prancing horse.
BCD Thessaly 534.1; Rogers 432; HGC 4, 275

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11 minutes ago, Topcat7 said:

I believe that I might be on the right track with this.

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The problem is the weight and size are off - 20mm/8.64g vs 14mm/2.80g. The look also isn't right.

I went through my coins of Thessaly and didn't see a great match. There seems to be some lettering on the reverse. You may be able to make it out better with the coin in hand + magnifying glass, but the letter at 6 o'clock seems to be an 'M'.

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5 hours ago, Topcat7 said:

and the one after it an 'I' possibly?

That's what I thought, but there aren't too many results from a search. From a closer look, I think 'MH' is more likely. The latter before it may be an 'A' or a 'Δ'. 

I didn't find any strong matches, but I suspect making sense of the inscription is your best bet for an attribution given the condition of the rest of the coin. It may be easier to read them with a magnifying glass and the coin in hand.

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