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joshaaronh View Drop Down
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    Posted: 12 Apr 2010 at 11:03pm
I found this coin while going through my grandfather's coin collection. I don't know much about coins, so I need help from someone who knows about these types of coins. Does anyone know what it's worth or what time period it's from?

Here are a couple pictures of it:

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af335/jaaronh/TelemachusFront.jpg

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af335/jaaronh/TelemachusReverse.jpg




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I also have a coin that is the same as the one joshaaronh found ,  I do not  know anything about the coin.  I would appreciate any information   Emmett J. Bolton
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Emmett,
Cool, you have the same coin as me! If you find any info about this coin from somewhere other than this forum, let me know! I'll do the same! Thanks!
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It looks modern.

From pantheon.org

Telemachus

by James Hunter
Telemachus was the son of Odysseus and Penelope. When he was an infant, his father pretended to be insane in order to avoid going to the Trojan War. Palamedes placed Telemachus in front of his father's plow, and Odysseus revealed his sanity by swerving to avoid injuring the child.

As a young man, Telemachus was much favored by Athene. When Odysseus had been absent for twenty years, and Penelope was being urged to marry one of the insolent and unruly suitors who infested their home, Athene prompted the hesitant and diffident Telemachus to stand up to the suitors and order them to leave. His order did little good, but with Athene's help, he sailed to Pylos and then to Lacedaemon, to inquire after his father's fate; there he was royally entertained by Nestor and Menelaus respectively. On the journey back to Ithaca, Athene advised him to return by a different route, in order to avoid an ambush planned by the disgruntled suitors.

By the time Telemachus got back to Ithaca, he was a much more self-confident and assertive young man. He got to prove his newly acquired maturity when he joined Odysseus in slaughtering the suitors and then standing up to their outraged relatives in the final scene of the Odyssey.


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Emmett and Josh. I have the same coin as well.
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