1123Re: Here's a mystery electrum piece
- Jan 23, 2011Hi it seems to me that's samian punch
may be light standard (around 13.30 grams) ?
I'm wrong ?
In lydio-milesian we have always 3 punches as written.
--- In EarlyElectrumCoinage@yahoogroups.com, "Robert J. O'Hara (rjohara.net)" <rjohara@...> wrote:
> Just noticed this one for sale (Reid has promised to buy it for me).
> It's Lydo/Milesian-standard stater (14.07), but there's a very unusual
> aspect to it:
> Can you see it? I haven't done a careful survey, but one of the very
> consistent features of 14.1 staters is that the reverses have three
> punches: a long one in the middle, and two square ones on either side.
> The designs on those punches (if any) vary, but the pattern is always
> the same, whether on Miletus lions, Ephesus/Phanes stags, the
> geometric series, or unmarked lumps (I think). And it's not universal,
> but distinctive: the electrum staters struck on other standards, as I
> recall, don't used this very regular square-rectangle-square punch
> So where might this one be from?
> (For comparison, here's a poor grade Miletus stater also for sale
> [Reid has promised to get me this one too], showing the
> square-rectangle-square reverse:
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