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Are These Greek Coins?

 
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 Posted 01/09/2022  7:55 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add tpthemask592 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any help identifying these coins would be most appreciated. Would these be worth holding unto?




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@tp, any chance of you adding pics of the edge of these two pieces? Thx.
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I found hundreds of old coins hidden in an old stairwell in my flip house built in 1900 along with bust dollars from 1801. Just very curious and cant image why someone turned it into a clip on if its a real coin
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 Posted 01/09/2022  8:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yikes that is a pretty cool find!

For these two, it looks to me like there is a casting seam on the Tet of Alexander (on the right in this latest pic). That would make this one not real. Not sure about the other one though.
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Both are replicas of ancient Greek coins, I believe. Which is good news, since doing that to a genuine ancient coin would definitely ruin it. And those are modern clips, not ancient ones. The ancient Greeks didn't have patents.

The top one is a copy of an Athenian "owl" tetradrachm. The bottom is a copy of a tetradrachm of Lysimachus, king of Macedonia and Asia after Alexander the Great.
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 Posted 01/13/2022  7:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tpthemask592 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for all your feedback. Much appreciated.
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