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Re: [seleukids] Philip I Tet control revisited for SC 2469

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    Yes, please email the images. Arthur In a message dated 6/13/2013 7:16:10 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, gbowli19@yahoo.com writes: J, Can u email e the photo. I
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      Yes, please email the images.

      Arthur


      In a message dated 6/13/2013 7:16:10 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
      gbowli19@... writes:




      J,
      Can u email e the photo. I might have a coin that will help with all these
      issues.
      Regards
      Brad

      --- On Wed, 6/12/13, itzik3 <_itzik3@..._ (mailto:itzik3@...) >
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      > From: itzik3 <_itzik3@..._ (mailto:itzik3@...) >
      > Subject: [seleukids] Philip I Tet control revisited for SC 2469
      > To: _seleukids@yahoogroups.com_ (mailto:seleukids@yahoogroups.com)
      > Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7:52 PM
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      > [Please refer to Photo File JG photos PHILIP TET A
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      > Philip I Philadelphus c. 95/4-perhaps 76/5 BCE
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      > AR Tetradrachm, 28 mm 15.33 g., Unattributed issue of N.
      > Syria or Cilicia (c.
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      > after 88/7 BCE)
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      > SC 2469
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      > O: diad head of Philip I r., diad ends falling straight
      > behind, fillet border.
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      > R: [B]ASILEOS PHILIPPOU in two lines on the r., EPIPHANOU[S
      > PH]ILADELPH[OU] in two lines on the l., Zeus seated l., on
      > high-backed throne, holding Nike and
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      > sceptre, laurel wreath border.
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      > Control inner left.
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      > Reference according to SC: Naville X, 15 June 1925, lot 1550
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      > A reference note after the entry for SC 2469 indicates
      > possibly two controls,
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      > the delta surmounted by an omicron on the inner left and
      > "M (?) under throne".
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      > I think that the illustrated example, which I recently
      > acquired sheds light on
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      > the issue of the "M (?)" under the throne.
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      > The example shown (cf. photo Philip Tet A) is an obverse die
      > match for the
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      > example (which is the Naville auction coin depicted on Plate
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      > II of SC). The reverse dies are not a match but are
      > generally similar and I
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      > suspect provide enough information to rule out an
      > "M" control.
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      > The design under the throne on first and subsequent glances
      > of the photo on
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      > Plate 57 for SC 2469 seems to be an "M" due to
      > wear and the various factors of
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      > the photograph itself. Though with the assistance of the
      > example illustrated
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      > here, supported by the close up photo included as well, the
      > illusion of the "M"
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      > is further clarified.
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      > What appears to be an "M" is actually a
      > conjunction of the drapery over Zeus'
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      > lap, his right foot tucked beneath the front of the throne
      > and a far leg of the
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      > throne. These three devices seem to form a far better
      > looking "M" on the SC
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      > example but I do not think that was the intended meaning of
      > the celator. (cf.
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      > photo Philip Tet B for closer view).
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      > Therefore, the inner left control is the sole control
      > belonging to SC 2469.
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      > Perhaps this will be further resolved when and if any
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      > the SC/Naville example appear.
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      > Jay Guberman
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