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I know very little about Greek IDs. There's usually no text to help out too much.

 

This one appears to have a standing creature of some sort on the rev.

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Here we have a diademed male head on the obv. Rev has a prow right, with "BA" on top, which mean little to me.

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This one appears to have Tyche right on the obv, and a prow left on the rev.

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I think "BA" on Greek coins is an abbreviation for "Of Alexander". So your second coin is probably an Alexander type (which, admittedly, doesn't narrow it down terribly much.)

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Coin 2: There are several similar examples with Poseidon issued by the Kings of Macedon. e.g.  Demetrios I Poliorketes  or Philip V.

Maybe you can find some details we don't see on the photos.

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=4854585

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=1943004

 

For the third one I think of Aradaos.  Is there a A above the prow?

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3038768

 

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9 hours ago, shanxi said:

Coin 2: There are several similar examples with Poseidon issued by the Kings of Macedon. e.g.  Demetrios I Poliorketes  or Philip V.

Maybe you can find some details we don't see on the photos.

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=4854585

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=1943004

 

For the third one I think of Aradaos.  Is there a A above the prow?

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3038768

 

Yup, the third one sure has an A above prow. Thanks!!

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7 hours ago, antwerpen2306 said:

sorry, the name of the town is Magnetes,Thessaly, the date the first half of the second century BC

Close, but not quite. Mine is just 11mm, and the animal figure is not as dynamic as most centaurs, it is pretty statically standing, sort of like a Gazelle or Antelope on Gallienus zoo coins.

The obverse is most definitely a bust right. Either helmeted, or maybe a loose-haired Dionysos.

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I don't think there are Greek coins representing a gazelle or antelope. If it is a panther, there are very few cities with such money and mostly with a staff in mouth or a thyrsus  over shoulder. It is also very difficult to find images of this coins. I know Andros has such coins.

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1 hour ago, antwerpen2306 said:

I don't think there are Greek coins representing a gazelle or antelope.

Yes, but stags are common. There are actually stags from Ephesos or Hierocaesareia which are similar, but the obverse is the problem.

It would help most if you could read the legend in exergue. ΛΩ ? AΩ? AO? but two letters are not enough.

 

 

@hotwheelsearl You wrote that it might be a helmeted bust. I can't see anything like that, but this is an example with a helmeted bust and fitting size: 

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=8196836

 

Unfortunately all only conjecture

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4 hours ago, shanxi said:

Yes, but stags are common. There are actually stags from Ephesos or Hierocaesareia which are similar, but the obverse is the problem.

It would help most if you could read the legend in exergue. ΛΩ ? AΩ? AO? but two letters are not enough.

 

 

@hotwheelsearl You wrote that it might be a helmeted bust. I can't see anything like that, but this is an example with a helmeted bust and fitting size: 

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=8196836

 

Unfortunately all only conjecture

I tried to take a pic to better show what looks like a helmeted bust. Honest, the Roma half unit you posted looks pretty dang close to being the prize.

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1 hour ago, antwerpen2306 said:

It does look very similar, but this coin is just too small at 11mm.IMG_5059.jpg.d5547971a113a973c25987e8de368bb5.jpg

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