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 Posted 02/12/2019  03:37 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
ID help on this coin, as well as if it appears authentic.

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 Posted 02/12/2019  06:13 am  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Really need the weight and size of these tetradrachms. As well as an edge view.

Here is a first guess:

PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285/4-246 BC). AR tetradrachm . Alexandria. Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck; bankers marks in right field / ΠTOΛEMAIOY-BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle with closed wings standing left on thunderbolt; Σ monogram to left, Svoronos 548.HID05401242017

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02/12/2019 06:23 am
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 Posted 02/12/2019  08:41 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 02/12/2019  08:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ben to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From the photograph, it seems to show some signs of casting, but it is hard to tell. A good picture, along with the measurements will be important in making a determination. Something I can see immediately is that the radial cracks appear to be filled, which occurs in casting, but this might just be due to the picture.
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 Posted 02/12/2019  6:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks thus far, I went ahead and bought it based on no one calling it an outright fake and will post dimensions and weight when received along with more pictures. It was from an Ebay seller whose description is consistent and appears to specialize in ancients with good feedback and has a authenticity guarantee. Here is the original listing.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/PTOLEMAIC-...refresh=true
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 Posted 02/13/2019  09:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ben to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the rest of their stock doesn't raise any red flags - a good pick up! That eagle looks good, not the corn-on-the-cob style they devolve into for the later Ptolemys.
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 Posted 02/13/2019  11:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jskirwin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Love the eagle on these coins but that dude won't win any beauty contests...

Good price and pickup.
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 Posted 02/16/2019  3:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coin now in hand. Weight 13.75 g, diameter 27 mm. Here are new pics.





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 Posted 02/16/2019  4:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ben to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That seller has some excellent photography skills to get all the detail in. Width and weight seem fine, but I'm still concerned about that crack infront of the eagle's legs. Is that filled in, or is the crack just angled?
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 Posted 02/16/2019  5:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These latest pics were taken by me, with no special equipment or lighting (or special skills). The crack you see is not filled in, just angled. I was surprised at the very high relief on the coin, pretty interesting. Can I presume it appears genuine?
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 Posted 02/20/2019  11:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bumping the thread to get opinions as to authenticity of this coin. Thanks.
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