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Help With Ptolemy II Coin Please

 
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 Posted 03/22/2020  1:49 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add rooneydog to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Thanks for looking.

I think this is Ptolemy II - Head of Ptolemy right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAOY, Eagle standing left with closed wings.

Weight is approx 10.9gms and diameter approx 25mm.

Please can anyone let me know what the unit is and any further classification if known ?

Thanks



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 Posted 03/22/2020  2:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Light for a tet, but I would imagine that's what it is. Ouch -rough tooling in the hair on the obverse - some of the gouges go right into the rim.

See:
https://www.acsearch.info/search.ht...usd&company=

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 Posted 03/22/2020  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rooneydog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Bob that's very helpful.

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 Posted 03/22/2020  3:23 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't believe this is a genuine example, if it is it has been tooled as Bob said and a false patina has been added.
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 Posted 03/22/2020  3:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@RD, could you please add a couple pics of the edge of the coin to this thread? The surface is a smidge porous, but I'm wondering if we can see better evidence of it being cast.
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 Posted 03/22/2020  3:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rooneydog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coin is slightly concave.

Edge pics



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 Posted 03/22/2020  9:30 pm  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a "dud"
Clear evidence of casting sprue filed away
Casting in silver generally gives 10% shrinkage thus the weight problem
Flat edge indicates casting sprue
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 Posted 03/23/2020  03:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rooneydog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Many thanks to all.
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