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Can Anyone Identify This Coin? I Got It In The Sand In The Middleast

 
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 Posted 11/11/2016  12:39 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Conrad11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



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11/11/2016 1:37 pm
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 Posted 11/11/2016  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Check giedrius's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add giedrius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is one sided?
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 Posted 11/11/2016  1:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conrad11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, first post I ever done. learning. here is the back
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 Posted 11/11/2016  2:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a drachm (?) of the Greek kingdom of Seleucia in the middle east. Would be about 300-100 BC. Don't recognize the portrait, but the reverse is Apollo standing, resting shoulder on tripod altar and inspecting arrow. Legend is Greek: BASILEWS (king) and I can't read the name on the other side.

It does look like a cast fake. Sometimes people bury fakes in archaeological sites just to be mean.
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 Posted 11/11/2016  6:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@conrad, first welcome to CCF.

Second, I agree with Finn on his assessment. The details should either be much more flat from wear or else more sharp if the coin was struck between dies. Instead, it looks "mushy". That, and the bubbles on the surface are diagnostic for casting as the method of manufacture.
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 Posted 11/14/2016  10:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conrad11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thank you guys for your wisdom. I had a feeling it was fake as well.
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