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Half Lydian Stater, Authentic Or Not?

 
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 Posted 08/13/2022  7:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sovereign to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I bought this coin a while ago and I'd like to have a better idea as to weather it is real or not, from my research I have been unable to find another example of this coin with the raised eye design in the bull leading me to suspect that it is fake, it does however test as silver and weigh 5.1g.

Any opinions or insights would be much appreciated.



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 Posted 08/13/2022  10:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.

The style does seem a bit off. While I'm not spotting an obverse match in the fake reports, I do note similarities to the reverse punch(es) used on these fakes, below. They are described as cold struck or pressed fakes. For comparison, the OP coin is in the middle. The top fake - on the large flan - was listed as a stater, the smaller flan at bottom was a half stater.

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 Posted 08/14/2022  10:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnConduitt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The lion looks very much like the lion on this fake https://m.facebook.com/fakeancientc...=3&source=54
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