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    Greek silver coin id

    Hi, can anyone identify this silver Greek coin.
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    Tetradrachm with Alexander the Great. Nice coin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by villagenut View Post
    Tetradrachm with Alexander the Great. Nice coin.
    What is it worth, any idears.

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    Did you dig that coin?
    Congrats on the Silver.
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    It was in a box of coins that I bought at a bootsale a week ago.

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    The helmet in left field on reverse may be the mint-mark of Mesembria, not sure. One issue I see is the hole under Zeus' extended forearm which suggests the coin was cast and not struck, in which case it is a counterfeit/tourist copy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plumbata View Post
    The helmet in left field on reverse may be the mint-mark of Mesembria, not sure. One issue I see is the hole under Zeus' extended forearm which suggests the coin was cast and not struck, in which case it is a counterfeit/tourist copy.
    Hole is not a cast blow hole, it is from a sharp object, It is pure silver and totally original and not a fake.

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    With all due respect, how do you know that "It is pure silver and totally original and not a fake" when you came here not even knowing what it was? Were the other coins in the box ancient coins as well, with reliable collection/identification info? While the pictures are a bit blurry, the hole has rounded edges, consistent with a casting flaw and inconsistent with being poked by something sharp. In the strange lighting of your pictures the coin appears to be made of Pewter, but perhaps some better pictures and natural lighting would help the experts here provide a solid identification. Alexander tetradrachms are some of the most widely counterfeited coins in the world, ancient or otherwise (with better ones made from essentially pure silver, so that alone isn't proof of authenticity), so outside the context of reputable coin dealer inventory and wisely assembled collections random loose examples require some scrutiny.

    It may well be authentic, but without better pics/info/weight it is one that I as an ancient coin collector would take a pass on.
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    Do I see the word COPY under his chin at the border; or it is my imagination?
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    Looks cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    Do I see the word COPY under his chin at the border; or it is my imagination?
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    I think I see it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    Do I see the word COPY under his chin at the border; or it is my imagination?
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    Yeap maybe but we need better macro pictures?
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