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Thread: Fake or real Roman coin? What year/era? Shows silver on my AT Pro

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    Fake or real Roman coin? What year/era? Shows silver on my AT Pro

    I bought an old tool box last weekend yard saling. I went through it and came across a couple of old coins. Not sure if they are real or fake. Anyone know what these are? Year/era minted? Click image for larger version. 

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    The silver coin looks to be quite genuine. The strange thing is that it reminds me of the lettering of this coin: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces37701.html, but it's design matches very alike with this coin: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces55360.html

    The bronze coin also looks very genuine, but I couldn't find that coin.
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    I'm gonna say that the coins other than the dime could definitely maybe be real. Nice find.
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    Maybe it's the photos but for me the silver is a fake and the bronze one doesn't look good either
    Sorry to say that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lioncollectibles View Post
    Maybe it's the photos but for me the silver is a fake and the bronze one doesn't look good either
    Sorry to say that
    I agree, they look cast to me.
    1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.

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    Correction

    The silver coin seems to be Hellenistic - Indian, likely Amynthas:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amyntas_Nikator


    I have my doubts that it is genuine.


    greets

    Namxat

    Edit: Correction most likely Epander

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epander
    Last edited by namxat; Jul 12, 2018 at 06:54 PM.
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    I believe the attribution of the reverse image will read:
    Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding shield on outstretched left arm, hurling thunderbolt with right hand.
    Don.......

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    Scotland, Aye !!

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    The top coin may be found on the left of Lot 4 here:
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    Hope it's the real deal but there were some replica coins a few yrs. ago put out by Publishers Clearing House or some such. Good luck.

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    Thank you for the replies, I will check with a coin dealer tomorrow. Will update afterwards. Regards!

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    Hope they are real
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    Scotland, Aye !!

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    More candidates for your first coin can be found here:
    http://coinindia.com/galleries-apollodotus2.html
    Check out references MIG 423a and 424a
    Don.......

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Armymusician View Post
    Thank you for the replies, I will check with a coin dealer tomorrow. Will update afterwards. Regards!
    No need they are both copies/fake.
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    Scotland, Aye !!

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    Granted, whether or not these items are replicas or fantasy pieces is one thing to ascertain.
    However, in that research process one also has the opportunity to learn what the object represents and therefore gain knowledge of history.
    Don....

 

 

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