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 Posted 07/02/2022  07:33 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add asha44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I came across this coin, which I am not sure is a fake or real.
It should be a cu-ni baktrian coin.could you please check the photos and let me know of your opinion?





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07/02/2022 08:55 am
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 Posted 07/02/2022  08:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add captainmandrake1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That grainy texture is problematic to me. What does the edge look like?
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 Posted 07/02/2022  09:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a well known tourist fake of a silver tetradrachm of Demetrios I of Baktria.
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 Posted 07/02/2022  12:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Absolutely 100% fake. This is very typical of the kinds of "tourist fakes" that were sold in Afghanistan to Westerners.

"Cupronickel coins" of Bactria do indeed exist; they are made from a copper ore naturally high in nickel and are quite scarce; examples are known from kings Euthydemos II and Agathokles; Demetrios I did not issue cupronickel coins.

See Doug SmIth's article for more info.
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 Posted 07/02/2022  9:45 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
!00% fake.
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