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Old Sep 9, 2013, 03:36 PM   #1
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Help to ID coin pictures

I wonder if someone could help ID these coin pictures. They were hand painted in 1811 from some collection I would guess in Stamford in Lincolnshire which is where the artist Frank Simpson jnr was based. I purchased some antiquity paintings very cheaply from an antique fair and this was 1 of 4 by this artist.
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Old Sep 10, 2013, 05:38 AM   #2
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Middle coin is Constantine II as Caesar, mint of Thessalonica
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 10:30 PM   #3
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I wonder if someone could help ID these coin pictures. They were hand painted in 1811 from some collection I would guess in Stamford in Lincolnshire which is where the artist Frank Simpson jnr was based. I purchased some antiquity paintings very cheaply from an antique fair and this was 1 of 4 by this artist.
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!st coin is an Ptolemaic Egyptian AE, not sure which King but you could find a close match with some perserverance. Perhaps middle C3 BC but wide range of dates possible here.

The last is from Sicily? I can't quite recall. Otherwise my last guest would be Magna Grecia to Epirius c. late C4 BC or early C3 BC.

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3rd coin from Syracuse, Sicily, 367-344 BC, bronze hemidrachm:
Obv. ZΕΥΣ ΕΛ-ΕΥ-ΘΕΡΙΟΣ Bearded, laureate head of Zeus r.; linear circle.
Rev. ΣΥΡΑΚΟ-ΣΙΩΝ Thunderbolt, in field r., eagle standing r; linear circle.

See http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=4530

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As always many thanks guys your knowledge never ceases to amaze.
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