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Roman Coin Not Sure What It Is

 
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 Posted 09/19/2021  7:44 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Newby Numis to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi Friends,

I just bought this on an on-line auction. Not sure what it is, but something about it looked interesting. Can anyone tell me what it is, and what it would be worth?




Thanks : )
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 Posted 09/19/2021  7:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@new, I'm going to move your thread over to the ancient's subforum so that we can get some good eyes on it. In the meanwhile, can you please add a pic of the edge plus the diameter and weight of this piece? Thx.
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 Posted 09/19/2021  8:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Newby Numis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, have not received the coin yet, just have the picture from the auction.
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 Posted 09/19/2021  8:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice. Drachm, struck in the name of Alexander the Great. (Well worn, and lots of glare, but I think I can make out the AΛ of AΛEΞANΔΡOY to the right of Zeus on the reverse.) Probably a posthumous issue, perhaps late fourth century BC. It's an iconic ancient type, with head of Herakles wearing a lion skin headdress for the obverse, and a reverse with Zeus seated left, holding an eagle and scepter. Varieties were struck at a number of different mints over a long period.

Once you have it in hand, a better photo of the reverse, without the glare, might allow us to pin it down to a mint and narrower date range. Especially important will be a better image of the monogram below Zeus' throne.
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 Posted 09/20/2021  08:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Newby Numis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you
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 Posted 10/02/2021  7:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Newby Numis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From my research on-line I think it is an Antigonos I Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm 315-311 BC. The problem is the angle of the bend in the arm on the reverse never matched a picture exactly. It is about 3cm and weight is 16.71 grams.






Any further help would be appreciated.

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 Posted 10/05/2021  11:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Newby Numis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Found an exact match: Antigonos I Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm Silver Coin 315-311 BC
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