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Greece
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 Posted 01/21/2021  5:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ge68 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi Kindly help ID this Greek coin

Coin in a chain key ring, despicting: possibly Goddess Dimitra, on the other hand depicting possibly the ''Keras ( horn ) of Amaltheia". Diameter: 30 mm ( with the ring ), weight; 37 gr.
Unfortunately a lot of wear after many years of use.
I have no idea if it is original or copy

thanks for any help


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 Posted 01/21/2021  5:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My gut feeling is that this is not a coin but some sort of charm. To me, the horn looks more like two hands clasped together. Others will know more though.
Edited by David Graham
01/21/2021 6:02 pm
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 Posted 01/21/2021  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It depicts Arsinoe II, wife of Ptolemy II. The reverse shows a double cornucopiae.

Looks like base metal. Is it? These (the legit ones) were minted in precious metal, silver and gold, exclusively, I believe. (Although I am no expert at Ptolemaic coinage)
Edited by Bob L
01/21/2021 6:20 pm
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 Posted 01/22/2021  03:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ge68 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Many thanks guys. pff for years I thought it was Goddess Dimitra. Ok, yes obviously Arsinoe the coin is similar to that one here, in Cyprus

https://larnacainhistory.wordpress....CE%BF%CF%85/

The material is silver, it is common in Greece to find these in key chains in jewellery stores and some are believed to be orininals.

For this particular one I guess it is a copy.
again thanks for your answers
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