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 Posted 12/07/2021  10:20 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add xReflections to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can you please help me identify this ancient shekel? I'm trying to figure out how old it is, and if it's real. Ignore the edges.

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12/07/2021 10:20 pm
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 Posted 12/08/2021  04:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
. Is that one coin or two? If two,we need to see both sides of the same coin.Size and weight?
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 Posted 12/08/2021  11:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If real it could be a A Jewish War Shekel.

I bought one recently as an unknown Greek coin, after researching it. My one is definitely a fake as it was very cheap, there are only a few in existence, plus the size and weight are wrong. I bought it primarily as I had known nothing about the Jewish war coins and found the subject very interesting. It is just a keepsake, plus it keeps it off the market.

Interesting article here:
https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/...ekel-year-5/
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 Posted 12/08/2021  11:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin on the right in the OP photo has the look of a modern cast fake. Can't say much about the coin on the left.

That said, this is a very popular and consequently very heavily counterfeited type, so any example you see outside of some very trusted contexts is probably more likely to be fake than not.
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 Posted 12/08/2021  5:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Guys, the two pics in the OP are one and the same coin, They're just taken at different times, under different lighting conditions.
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 Posted 12/09/2021  7:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add livingwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you did not buy this from a well known established ancient coin dealer or long time collector it may be fake. There are a couple sites that show fake coin examples like Forum Ancient Coins fakes list and Forgery Network to compare. You could send it to David Sear or another expert for an opinion.
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