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Owl Tetradrachm Coins

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 Posted 10/22/2018  5:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kortez to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you very much everyone. I really do appreciate your warm welcome :) Will do my best to participate in discussions and share things I know :)

Loruca,

Thank you for your honest opinion and I really do respect your effort to explain your point of view but I am confident with my coins. P.S. I am not really good photographer ;)
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 Posted 10/22/2018  5:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They look quite OK to me.
One way to test them is to take them to a commercial scrap gold buyer.
They should have a hand held XRF (X-Ray Florescence) instrument.
Look for trace elements in the analysis.

If modern, it is most probably a discreet alloy, such as sterling silver - 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, or perhaps .900 silver 90% - silver, 10%copper. There should be no other elements in the alloy.

The ancients could not refine out a lot of the trace elements, when they attempted to refine silver, so there should be a range of trace elements, which, together, may add up to 5% of the total alloy content. 1% to 3% total would be normal.
Look for the trace element distribution in the XRF analysis.
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10/22/2018 5:12 pm
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 Posted 01/21/2021  08:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kortez to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello everyone.

Hope everyone is doing fine :)

Recently coins came back from NGC:



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 Posted 01/21/2021  09:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I know little about these, but they're just cool as can be. Congrats!
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 Posted 01/21/2021  11:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kortez to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you :)

Now I am hoping one day own a Lydian trite of Sadyattes or Alyattes. Amazing coins.
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 Posted 01/21/2021  4:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jskirwin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What I like about these coins is their heft. They just feel great in hand.


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 Posted 01/21/2021  4:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
What I like about these coins is their heft. They just feel great in hand.
Impressive!
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 Posted 01/22/2021  03:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kortez to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
jskirwin, yes, they are truly remarkable coins. Love the test cut. I think, I need to look for one too. Thank you for sharing.

Jbuck, I think someone needs to add a coin into his collection ;)
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 Posted 01/22/2021  09:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I enjoy looking at them, but ancients are further down on my list.
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 Posted 01/22/2021  2:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antwerpen2306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
for me the coins are not fake at the first look.They are minted 440/420 BC, Flament Group II, albert
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 Posted 01/22/2021  7:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Kortez....It has been a while....Nice result! Congrats.
3rd coin is still my favourite!..
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 Posted 02/09/2021  5:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kortez to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello Palouche

Nice to see you too :) Hope you are doing well. Thank you :)

Well, it was really rough time for me. Too much changes in life but now everything is getting normal :)

Great news. Yesterday won tetradrachm. Hopefully, soon will receive it:
SYRIA, Laodikeia ad Mare, Tetradrachm, yr 23 [59-8]
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 Posted 02/09/2021  5:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's outstanding. Congrats.
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