Put a note with my name on the invoice and receiving will bring it to my attention. I don’t see invoices unless they are flagged for some reason....
If you provide the reference you want and I can confirm it, I will add the reference to the ticket. I will only do this for a limited number of...
I doubt the first coin is authentic. Odd portrait and the font on the reverse is wrong.
Just to help you out a bit, these are examples showing what your coin should look like. Notice how the neck line and chin merge on your coin, yet...
The surfaces, portrait style, the way the neck and chin are cut off, the way the devices meet the fields.
Unfortunately Kevin your coin is a modern forgery.
There are also other 9.8ish gram staters from:
Poteidaia (Corinthian type)
From Kuenker Sale 304 (march 2018), lot 262
MACEDONIA. SKIONE. AR-Didrachme, 480/470 v. Chr.; 8,65 g. Kopf des Protesilaos r. mit Helm//In...
Skione Didrachms are very rare. I handled one in the 90’s. It may be in CNG 36 or 40 although I could be off. I seem to recall it from about this...
There are Macedonian staters from other cities and Macedonian tribes struck in this weight range:
There are tetradrachms in the 17-17.2 range and didrachms in the 8.2-8.8 range. Nothing in the 9.8 range.
Send me the numbers I can tell you when it was graded. I can’t tell you who sent it in.
Paper is very abrasive. I would not put coins in direct contact with paper lose in trays. The sliding will wear the coins very quickly.
It's from Nysa in Lydia, at least according to RPC, and they call it tooled.
You can’t see the edges of the Caligula in these photos so you can’t say you’ve seen worse edges get a pass. I suspect you’re looking at coins...
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