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Is This A Charm Or A Coin Of Some Sort? (Id: Replica Athenian Tetradrachm)

 
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 Posted 09/27/2021  7:13 pm  Show Profile   Check daltonista's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add daltonista to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Looks like something purporting to be possibly related in some way to the Athenian Tetradrachms. Not my field, so I'll ask a moderator to switch you inquiry over the the ancient folks!

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It is indeed a replica, of an Athenian Owl tetradrachm. I believe it was mass-produced by Readers Digest as part of a promotion for a book on ancient Greece. The distinctive "Edvard Munch eyes", and wings that look like two planks of wood, are the giveaways for this piece. If you do a forum search for "edvard munch owl", you'll find a whole bunch of people with identical "coins", where I have made the same comment. They almost always come in identical-looking plastic capsules, which is presumably how they were distributed. If one ranked the Top Ten Most Confusion-Causing Replica Ancient Coins, this one would have to be in the top three (alongside the Gelas brass tetradrachm and the fake Widows Mite).

For examples on the FORVM fakes database, see here and here.
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Sap hit the nail on the head.
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Where or where?

Ah yes, links to the FORVM fakes database is glitchy right now. Let's try linking to the search page...

Yes, that'll work. Click the link and then search for the phrase "supposed to be an owl" and you'll find them.
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Thanks you guys for that info...now I must go throw this wanna be away.
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