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Possible Old Greek Coin, Any Help Would Be Appreciated :)

 
 
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 Posted 07/08/2019  8:01 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Dinero92 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



I've recently been to Corfu, and did some snorkeling and found this. I would be really interested to know what it is as I've not managed to find it yet.

Many thanks :)

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@d92, first welcome to CCF. Second, I have taken the liberty of cropping, enhancing, and rotating your pics to make them easier to examine. I can't quite make out the inscription on your first pic, but I think I at least see a letter T. Can you make out any of the other letters with the coin in hand?

I suspect that this is not an ancient coin for a couple reasons. First it appears to be plated (perhaps silver over bronze). If ancient, it would be a fourree. Also, it seems to have a distinct rim, which isn't typical of ancient coins.

I will recommend to the mods that your thread be moved to the "unknown" section of CCF.






Added: now that I look more closely, that portrait looks a lot like Aristotle on the 5 Drachmai. Here is a link to the coin:

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces554.html



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 Posted 07/09/2019  04:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dinero92 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you so much for your help Spence

I can make out either 'D A T H' or 'P A T H' ?

also I cannot open the link you sent me unfortunately.

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 Posted 07/09/2019  05:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Glad to help, but not sure why the numista link isn't working for you. I believe that you have found a copper-nickel 5 Drachmai minted in Greece between 1976 and 1980. With that information you should be able to find examples on eBay or elsewhere on the interwebs to compare your coin. This coin has the legend ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ so PATH is a pretty close match.
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 Posted 07/09/2019  08:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Impressive attribution work there, Spence.
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I will recommend to the mods that your thread be moved to the "unknown" section of CCF.
Done.

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 Posted 07/09/2019  7:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thx Bob! Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while...

Of course, now that is has been attributed, @jbuck can you please move it over to the world coin section of ccf?
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