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VENUS (?) / LION (Horse) T A N (below - Can anyone help,please?


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I have this AE20.3mm., 5.01gm. Greek(?) bronze coin, the style of which looks familiar, but I cannot place it.

The obverse has what could be the bust of Venus(?) right, in a circle of 'dots', and

the reverse has a leaping lion (or horse ), with, (what appears to be), the letters T A N below. (There may be letters above)

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

Thank you.


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If that's a quiver over her shoulder, it could Artemis on the obverse, who comes with a few different leaping animals on the reverse, including bull, stag, or hound, from various Greek cities (though I can't tell what the legend would be): https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?term=quiver+leaping&category=1

Otherwise, the reverse (not so much the obv) reminds me of a few scattered RPC "leaping animal" types... but I can't quite find a match... First thing that came to mind is the ram leaping types from Seleucis, Antioch, but the obv wouldn't be right (usually Tyche): https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=9733258

Or Pegasos leaping from Antioch ad Hippum, which comes with a Faustina II: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=8590679
Another: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=9039810
Artemis w/ quiver & stag leaping from Philippopolis: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=8961533

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54 minutes ago, Topcat7 said:

@Curtis JJ I think you've got it with your first guess. ( I had forgotten Artemis.)

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It even accounts for the bull's tail raised and coming forward along it's back (can just be seen on my coin).

Thank you for your contribution.

Yup, now I see the legend actually does match. All right, a happy ending!!! 🙂

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