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  1. Michael-Roo

    James I shilling. Legend error.

    Thanks both. Hi Rob. I have the coin in front of me now. I must confess, I don't see any evidence of double striking in the obverse field. Also: would multiple strikes result in Iacobus being entered twice yet leaving all other parts of the inscription as normal?
  2. Michael-Roo

    Ancient coin identification.

    There is indeed something below that exergue line. Unfortunately, even under high magnification, I can't for the life of me work out what it might be. I was hoping the obverse conjoined busts might be something which would give a clue to its identity. Clearly pre Roman. The tall head gear sported by the rider of the two horses on the reverse might also be something to consider. I guess best thing would be to show it to a few people in the Classics and Archaeology dept. of our Uni.
  3. Michael-Roo

    Ancient coin identification.

    PS: The flan (silver coin) is noticeably thick for its 17mm size. Its also worth noting how the bust in the foreground is somewhat smaller than that behind.
  4. Michael-Roo

    Ancient coin identification.

    You're quite right. Obviously not a 'W'. Apologies for my sloppy Greek. Its the silver coin I find most intriguing. I've owned this for 30 years or so, and yet still its the one which I've never been able to place.
  5. Michael-Roo

    Ancient coin identification.

    Thanks for the quick response Peckris. What may appear to be a D or an R at the beginning of the reverse legend on the first coin is merely a line making up part of the central design motif. The legend reads: A /Greek letter sigma/I. Then: K/A/W. Hopefully this might help nailing it down to a particular time frame/mint. Funnily enough; my wife, who is a professional classicist, can't make much sense of this legend.