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Una volta l'Albania era l'Illiria

e dall'Illiria proviene questa Dracma d'argento

ho grosse difficoltà nell'identificarla, per ora ho ristreto il campo a Dyrracchium e Apollonia

Passiamo al capitolo "Cosa mi pare di leggere"

Al dritto una "cow with calf" e sopra mi pare di leggere (sempre in lettere greche) TEIAN (forse LEIAN)

Al rovescio intorno alla figura EIN(?) KLE OS

Aggiorno:

potrebbe essere

Illyria, Dyrrhachium, Ceka 453

Illyria, Dyrrhachium AR Drachm. After 229 BC. FILWTAS, cow standing right, looking back at calf which is suckles / DUR KLEANOROS, square containing double stellate pattern. BMC 84.

ma non mi quadra molto la scritta FILWTAS

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un esperto di questo tipo di monetazione mi ha detto che la mia moneta è rara e devo esserne orgoglioso :) olè!

Your piece is relatively rare. This is the first specimen of this particular

name combination which I saw out of museum collections.

Keep it with pride!

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Per completezza vi allego gli ultimi risultati delle mie ricerche. Un esperto che ha dedicato un sito a questo tipo di monetazione mi ha scritto:

Dear Emanuele,

As you probably know, this coin belongs to Illyrian emissions of Epidamnos or Dyrrachion (or latin Dyrrachium).

This type is not very common at the market, and it could be considered as quite rare variant of otherwise frequent series.

The coin description is as follows:

Av: Inscription is STEFANOS (STEFANOS) in one line, below cow standing to right feeding calf below, which is turned to left.

On this coin the visible part of the inscription is: STEFAN(OS).

Rv: DIR DEINO-KLE-OS (DIR DEINOKLEOS) written in three sides of a square within which is double stellate pattern.

On this coin the visible part of the inscription is: (DIR D)EINO-KLE-OS .

References that list this coin are:

A. Maier, Die Silberprägung von Apollonia und Dyrrhachion N. Z. 12 Wien 1908, (Number: 196).

H. Ceka, Probleme te Numismatikes Ilire, Tirana 1962, (Number 364, page 149).

H. Ceka, Questions de numismatique illyrienne, Tirana, 1972, (Number 379, page 197).

Monatsblatt der Wiener Numismatischen Gesellschaft 10 (Number 272).

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