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Can a Greek coin expert help me identify this coin? Answer in thread!

Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,933 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited May 14, 2023 7:24AM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

It weighs 5.8 grams

Thanks!

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  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 725 ✭✭✭✭

    It’s not Greek, it is Macedonian. That is Alexander the Great.
    Check under Macedonian coins for more info.

  • John ConduittJohn Conduitt Posts: 346 ✭✭✭

    @Greenstang said:
    It’s not Greek, it is Macedonian. That is Alexander the Great.
    Check under Macedonian coins for more info.

    That's a little contentious :D But more specific.

  • Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,933 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ok thanks!

  • realeswatcherrealeswatcher Posts: 339 ✭✭✭
    edited May 13, 2023 4:06PM

    So...

    A: What denom is it supposed to be?

    B: Looking at it, I would assume authenticity is... highly questionable?

  • John ConduittJohn Conduitt Posts: 346 ✭✭✭

    @realeswatcher said:
    So...

    A: What denom is it supposed to be?

    B: Looking at it, I would assume authenticity is... highly questionable?

    Well, the OP asked for a Greek expert, and none has yet showed up. But this coin looks like Athena / Nike with the inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, King Alexander, which seems to be a gold stater. So authenticity is definitely questionable.

  • Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,933 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 14, 2023 7:25AM

    I did some more research and came up empty. I sent this photo to a well know expert. He said that this coin I have is a design from a gold stater and thus this coin is a fake. This makes sense. Thanks for all the reponses!

  • markelman1125markelman1125 Posts: 1,771 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Kingdom of Macedonia, from the size maybe a didrachm compared to the nickel. To me this design is unusual for a silver coin as until now I have see this design strictly on gold Greek staters not silver. But I am also no expert, just experienced.

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