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1123Re: Here's a mystery electrum piece

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  • daniel
    Jan 23, 2011
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      Hi 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:
      > http://www.vcoins.com/ancient/vilmar/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=212
      > 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
      > pattern.
      > 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:
      > http://www.vcoins.com/ancient/holyland/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=3861
      > Bob
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