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Need help identifying this silver possibly Greek coin

pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,256 ✭✭✭✭
edited May 31, 2023 12:15PM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

It's roughly the size of a U.S. dime. Any idea on age, and is there any premium to it? U.S. coin guy here so I don't know about these. Weighs 4 grams.


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  • BjornBjorn Posts: 526 ✭✭✭

    Looks like a post-Alexander III drachm, likely issued by one of his successors, or possibly a life-time issue - so likely around 325 to 275 BC, or perhaps a bit later. Cannot tell more due to the amount of wear on the coin, but some one more familiar may be able to give further information.

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,256 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you!

  • John ConduittJohn Conduitt Posts: 346 ✭✭✭

    The fact that the legs are crossed makes it quite a lot more likely that it’s posthumous.

  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was trying to read the king's name; it doesn't really look like "Alexandrou" to me, but I'm not sure what the fragments of surviving letters do look like.

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    Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, "Meditations"

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  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,256 ✭✭✭✭

    It's pretty worn, but maybe this will help?


  • John ConduittJohn Conduitt Posts: 346 ✭✭✭

    It's either going to say ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (Alexander) or ΦIΛIΠΠOY (Phillip). But either can be after Alexander's death.

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,256 ✭✭✭✭

    @John Conduitt said:
    It's either going to say ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (Alexander) or ΦIΛIΠΠOY (Phillip). But either can be after Alexander's death.

    Thank you! Wish it wasn't so worn. What would a rough value be for it?

  • John ConduittJohn Conduitt Posts: 346 ✭✭✭

    $35

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,256 ✭✭✭✭

    TY! Figured it'd be in that range due to wear. I appreciate your time and input!

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