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Could someone please evaluate my collection?

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  • SimonWSimonW Posts: 572 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 5, 2023 5:12PM

    They’re ancient Greek coins in various states of preservation. 😁🤣

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  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,968 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It all depends on whether they're genuine or not. If they were fake, then it's a $5 collection. If all genuine, considerably more than that. Prices below are my best guess; I'm not entirely following trends for current pricing, because pricing for ancients has been crazy unpredictable for the last couple of years.

    Centre: Athens tetradrachm. Looks genuine to me, but a very commonly faked type, and some fakes are very, very good. This coin has been discussed in this thread. If genuine, probably a $500 to $1000 coin.

    2 o'clock: Larissa, probably a didrachm. Uncertain authenticity; really hard to tell because of lighting glare. If genuine, probably a $200 to $500 coin.

    4 o'clock: Akragas, probably a didrachm. Uncertain Authenticity. Quite worn; the city-name is completely missing. If genuine, maybe a $100 to $200 coin?

    6 o'clock: Corinth, drachm. Probably genuine. This coin is discussed in this thread. I'd put it in the $50 to $100 range myself, due to the wear; I'm also a little concerned that it looks thinner than the other coins - though that may just be a trick of the lighting.

    8 o'clock: Hellenistic drachm. Probably genuine. You've posted several threads about Alexander drachms, so I'm guessing this is one of those. Unfortunately, from what we can see in this pic, the King's name is illegible or missing. $200 if a name is legible, $50 if not.

    10 o'clock: Hellensitic tetradrachm. Uncertain authenticity. King's name appears to be present but not legible in these pics. $500 if legible, $100 if not.

    12 o'clock: Metapontum stater. Authenticity highly dubious - I'm really not liking the "black spray paint" look of the obverse "toning". $500 if genuine.

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  • @Sapyx
    Thanks for the response, yes they are all 100% Genuine, the Larissan coin is a drachm and the Tetradrachm was minted under Philip III.

  • 10 o'clock: Hellensitic tetradrachm. Uncertain authenticity. King's name appears to be present but not legible in these pics. $500 if legible, $100 if not.

    $100 for a halfway decent tetradrachm???

  • SimonWSimonW Posts: 572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @realeswatcher said:

    10 o'clock: Hellensitic tetradrachm. Uncertain authenticity. King's name appears to be present but not legible in these pics. $500 if legible, $100 if not.

    $100 for a halfway decent tetradrachm???

    I’ll take it for $100

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