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 Posted 01/23/2006  7:05 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Paysinger123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Im trying to ID this coin, it clearly says copy on it, but im wondering what it is a copy of? If anyone knows it would really be great.



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01/23/2006 7:20 pm
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 Posted 01/23/2006  7:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RenaL to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If any images are available, I'm pretty sure you'll get some help.
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 Posted 01/24/2006  12:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KLD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello and welcome to the forum.

One of the community member, will be able to help you.
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 Posted 01/24/2006  11:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add thekidcollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hm...... Doesnt look Indian...IS the obverse a horse or a persons face.
And there are the words COPS on the bottom of the Reverse...
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 Posted 01/24/2006  1:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Paysinger123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The one side lookes like some sort of minatar, and yes the other side apears to be a horse. Under the horse it says COPY so im guessing it is a copy of something worth copying? and above the minatar it has the letters CEAA* maybe, it is kinda hard to make them out. Thanks for having a look guys
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 Posted 02/01/2006  09:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a copy of a tetradrachm of the city of Gelas, ancient Sicily, c.450 BC (Seaby#789 or similar). The originals are supposed to be silver, but someone's stamped COPY on it to make doubly sure no-one would be fooled.

The bull-with-mans-face was a common motif of the coins of Gela.
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 Posted 03/01/2006  2:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add book to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
THIS COPY WAS USED FOR A TOKEN TO GET INTO BANQUETS, BALLS, ETC.
Got one from my wifes grandma after she passed away 7 years ago at 90.

PS-THE MAN-BULL FACE IS OF " ACHELOUS"

LATER BOOK!!
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 Posted 03/01/2006  3:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add thekidcollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Informative!
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 Posted 03/18/2006  09:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 104jcs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have one of these coins....does anyone know a ball park value and or any other details?
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 Posted 03/18/2006  1:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add duskyny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have the EXACT same coin also! I searched everywhere trying to find info on it- and finally when I entered CEAA+coin I found your info.. I found mine out in my parent's woods where an old house had burned down in the early 1800's, and was later used to dump stuff in the early 1900's before we moved here in the 70's- I'm pretty sure mine is at least as old as being from the early 1900's. I'm thrilled to see another one out there! Neat!
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 Posted 05/24/2006  12:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mcliberal8 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have one of these coins....does anyone know a ball park value and or any other details?

I would be interested as well.. because it's a copy, does it have any worth? Or does that not matter?
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 Posted 05/24/2006  12:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dsking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These must be pretty common....I have one also. Am also curious if it has any value. About when and where were they made and by whom?
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05/24/2006 12:17 am
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 Posted 05/24/2006  01:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, lots of these things seem to have turned up. I guess that means it's safe to say these aren't rare and valuable.

They seem to have been around for awhile, too. I think Book's theory, that these were given out with invitations to parties, to use as entry passes, is interesting and feasible. It sounds vaguely mysterious, exotic and secretive and I can see that sort of thing having some appeal to bored "high-class" people in times past.

How much would they be worth today? A couple of dollars, I'd guess. Maybe a little more, if the story behind their manufacture and use can be determined for certain.
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