Silver Drachm, 250-200 BC

vince76

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Hoping that everybuddy is doing fine, here are the results of a long exploration.
It was not a routine swinging day, it was more an exploration of a remote area. The whole morning produced only a few coins, 2nd BC - 1st AD. Nothing special.
The best part was In the afternoon, in the west side of the hill. There were more signs of humans. A lot of lead, pottery, nails, arrows and other iron stuff.
First came out the medallion. It looks a simple Roman or even earlier. Not far from that I found the silver drachm. Actually it is written in "Greek" and mostly it is considered a Greek coin but that's a wrong approach. Greek has never been a tribe, a population, ethnicity or nation. Probably it was the name of the peninsula which was inhabited by different famous tribes.
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ILLYRIA, Dyrrhachion. Circa 250-200 BC. AR Drachm (17.5mm, 2.91 g, 1h). Meniskos and Archippos. magistrates. Cow standing right, head reverted, suckling calf; MENIΣKOΣ above, rudder in exergue / Double stellate pattern in double linear quadrangle; ΔY[P] above, [AP]-XIΠ-ΠOΣ around.
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Hoping that everybuddy is doing fine, here are the results of a long exploration.
It was not a routine swinging day, it was more an exploration of a remote area. The whole morning produced only a few coins, 2nd BC - 1st AD. Nothing special.
The best part was In the afternoon, in the west side of the hill. There were more signs of humans. A lot of lead, pottery, nails, arrows and other iron stuff.
First came out the medallion. It looks a simple Roman or even earlier. Not far from that I found the silver drachm. Actually it is written in "Greek" and mostly it is considered a Greek coin but that's a wrong approach. Greek has never been a tribe, a population, ethnicity or nation. Probably it was the name of the continent which was inhabited by different famous tribes.
View attachment 2008524 View attachment 2008525 View attachment 2008523 ILLYRIA, Dyrrhachion. Circa 250-200 BC. AR Drachm (17.5mm, 2.91 g, 1h). Meniskos and Archippos. magistrates. Cow standing right, head reverted, suckling calf; MENIΣKOΣ above, rudder in exergue / Double stellate pattern in double linear quadrangle; ΔY[P] above, [AP]-XIΠ-ΠOΣ around. View attachment 2008521 View attachment 2008506
View attachment 2008527 A very short clip


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Very Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 
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Good to see you posting again and using your spare time to explore and find new sites. Congrats on the nice looking silver.:icon_thumright:
 

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