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By: DVR
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Ancients & Medievals
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Dark metallic

4 days ago
Post: 2789
Ancient
Questions: Identification? Value? Genuine? Condition? Problems? Variety?

Thanks Joshua as much info as possible for this horse coin please. Not in the best condition but very old.

 
By: Ash Bash
Web reference:
1. [www.ebay.com]
4 days ago
Post: 2808
The severe lack of detail (and lack of any inscription at all really) has made this VERY difficult to guess what coin it is. One almost matching coin is in the link of this reply, and if it is the same, it would make it an ancient Greek coin, neat!
Several details match your coin to this one. A left-facing horse is very uncommon on ancient coins it seems.
Personally, I do think it's what i've found, so here's some (possible) information.

Greek King Philip II of Macedon 359-336 B.C.
Father of Alexander III the Great
Bronze 15mm (6.39 grams) Struck circa 356-336 B.C. in the Kingdom of Macedonia
Commemorat ing his Olympic Games Victory
Head of Apollo right, hair bound with tainia.
Youth on h orse prancing left, ΦIΛIΠΠΟΥ above.
 
By: Joshua
Web reference:
1. [www.cointalk.com]
4 days ago
Post: 2809
Ash - Wow, the coincidental simultaneous post issue Paul mentioned occurred again! I think that we posted a reply at the same time, so my previous reply got wiped out for some reason?

Well, The coin is possibly of Masinissa, the first king of Numedia. It depicts a plain horse, and minted from around 148-188 BC. I recall seeing, and selling one a couple of months ago. I recall it is roughly the same size as a current Australian 50 cent piece, and quite a thick piece.

I would estimate this coin to have a value of roughly $10-20 due to its worn condition. Say slightly lower down the $20 scale, due to its condition.

It has a little of what I think may be bronze disease. The green spots on it. Best to keep it less exposed to air, and especially water. If the chemical reaction is triggered, mainly by liquids, the green spots may start to corrode the metal further.

 
By: Ash Bash
4 days ago
Post: 2811
I noticed on most, if not all, Numidian coins I looked at, the horse was always in the same position and stance, so this coin here might be the one in the post, look at the rear legs and the head.

And sorry for wiping your post if that's what happened, must be a difficult bug to patch I imagine.
 
By: Joshua
4 days ago
Post: 2813
My opinion was based on my recollection of a past sale, where I distinctively recalled a coin with the exact same horse posture. Unfortunately, I have lost the picture of it, so I am doing a guess based on memory.

For my post, no worries Ash, if the issue is indeed a glitch. I honestly didn't think it be possible for a second glitch to occur due to the probability of us working on the site at the exact same time, and answering the same post, but it happened.

Oddly enough, in 'Your Posts' section, I can still see my first post on record, so I just copied all the details from it. It doesn't seem to be deleted, as that would wipe it from record as well, but it doesn't appear on the discussion. Odd issue.
 
By: Paul
3 days ago
Post: 2823
I will try to fix that co-incident reply problem. At least it is fixable with reasonable effort.
 
By: DVR
3 days ago
Post: 2834
Thanks so much for the identification and comments on this coin

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