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Unknown Coin? Is It Real? Syracuse Dekadrachm?

 
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 Posted 01/20/2021  10:21 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add EJJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi there all
First thankyou for taking the time to view my post
I've had this coin for meany years collecting dust in a box, I'm unsure of origin make and age. I've had a look online and I'm still not quite sure to make of it? Maybe a early victorian copy? Any helpt would be greatly appreciated.
The coin measure around 31mm in diameter and has a weight of about 16 grams.

Kind regards




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 Posted 01/20/2021  10:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To the CCF

Please post a picture of both sides of the complete coin.
Hard to tell anything with a partial photo of one side.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  10:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Badger Mint to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a modern cast copy of a Syracuse decadrachm.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  10:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EJJ to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi there, sorry about that, still new to using this websight, please find attached


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 Posted 01/20/2021  11:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I collect fake ancient coins for my own education to learn how to identify the fakes. Have about 200, mainly Greek.

This one cast bronze alloy fake.
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Refer to Google Images:- 'Syracuse Dekadrachm' for examples of genuine.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  10:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a cast bronze copy of a silver decadrachm.

It's usually impossible to tell the age of a replica ancient coin, especially since the replica-makers usually make some attempt to make the replica "look old" by artificially darkening and corroding it. Unless a fake ancient coin is from a well-documented fake-maker, the origin will likely remain unknown.

Many of these "wrong metal" replicas originate as "tourist copies" from the countries in the southern and eastern Mediterranean (from Italy right around through Greece, Turkey, Syria, Israel and Egypt), where collecting genuine ancient coins is illegal or highly restricted, but selling fake ancient coins to tourists is perfectly fine. If you went on a cruise of the Greek Islands and Turkey, just about every tourist spot you visited would have a bunch of sellers, selling fake artifacts like these coins.
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