Barbarians, Persians .... what is it like?

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Barbarians, Persians .... what is it like?

#1 Unread post by Black Cat » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:23 pm

Hello,
Found in the field between scattered Roman coins, I can not identify what this coin is. Please help determine which coin. Has a diameter of 20mm. Material is silver.
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#2 Unread post by PALH1 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:50 pm

:welcome: ,
i'm no help here, sorry.... :confused:

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but i know some others here will know.

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#3 Unread post by mhonzell » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:12 pm

Sorry, but nothing I've seen before. Looks too modern in design. Alien holding a bat with pointy fingers on other hand. Reverse with an insect head.

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#4 Unread post by Daniel » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:28 pm

Where were the Roman coins scattered? I agree with Mark. It looks like a fantasy piece.

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#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:33 am


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..... are there any 'markings or imprinting' along the "outer rim" ??

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#6 Unread post by PALH1 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:28 pm

hugeeyes example here:
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#7 Unread post by Black Cat » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:47 pm

Daniel wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:28 pm
Where were the Roman coins scattered? I agree with Mark. It looks like a fantasy piece.
On a plowed field on an area of 100x100 meters scattered Roman coins, side by side coins of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (copper and silver). Also there was found the silver Polish Grosh of 1539 (very thin and broken) .... and there are many more cannonballs and remnants of shells of the First World War. While stopped on the search for Roman coins.
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#8 Unread post by Black Cat » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:56 pm

PALH1 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:33 am

hugeeyes
..... are there any 'markings or imprinting' along the "outer rim" ??

whistling2:
several photos from different angles ..... unfortunately no inscriptions :(
as if the cuneiform is below :)
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#9 Unread post by Black Cat » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:23 pm

mhonzell wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:12 pm
Sorry, but nothing I've seen before. Looks too modern in design. Alien holding a bat with pointy fingers on other hand. Reverse with an insect head.
The first thing I'm surprised about is how different the obverse and reverse are in performance. It's as if it's different coins .... On the back it looks like a warrior is shown in armor, in the left hand is a battle ax (similar to Scandinavian ax or Skeggox), bat in his left hand has no thorns, on the head bearded helmet .... an arrow or a spear that sticks out from the foot, suggests that a specific event or person wanted to be portrayed.
Maybe this is a false idea... possibly a Celtic coin, there is some similarity.

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#10 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:15 am

Any chance this could depict a Celtic fable or story of the local Gods.
I know this suggestion is biased from modern times but could it portray a sport (with the bat), similar to the Mayan's depicting a team sport on one of their arenas.
And I hate to say it but the opposite side appears to be a wide head (Frog?) with eyes and a slightly opened mouth.
Or if it is a well known site, some modern Jester taking a fantasy coin and tossing it in the field to mess with the Metal Detectorists. :confused:

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