Spearheads

All of the below nonsense is me trying to get my eye into spearheads to decide what I think (again) about the amphora/spearhead currency bar. I’m worried about the notches in the blade of Vecchi 20, one in a private collection, one in Copenhagen.  If you know of any other notched spearheads from the ancient Mediterranean.  I so far have located none and that is concerning…

Details of specimens of RRC 83/2:

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(same specimen different sale)

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RRC 83/1a:

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RRC 88/4

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HN Italy 379

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HN Italy 45:

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Lesbos, 4th Cent. (another specimen)

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Faces of Abacaenum

I’m really really into the aesthetics of the coins of Abacaenum.  The frontal to 3/4 profile faces are so beautiful and varied!

 

 

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Is it Sol? Helios?  Apollo as sun god?  Or some one else completely different.  The catalogues like to identify it as female (often a nymph).  That’s not what I see.

I’m also concerned that the sow and piglet might not include a sow.  Where are the teats?