IONIA, Klazomenai. Mid-late 4th century BC. Æ (10mm, 1.36 gm, 12h). Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right. Rev: ΚΛΑ, head of Ram, right....
Hotwheels, good idea! Let us know.
Hot wheels, have you tried sodium thiosulphate on copper/ bronze coins?
I have tried it on silver, but not copper.
Xodus, we have all presumed that your coin is a drachm, and not a tetradrachm, as your subject line declares.
How much does your coin weigh? A...
Ivy leaf under the throne.
Looks to be a walking or seated figure facing left. Do I see marks that it is a countermark?
Not Alexandrian, but a nice depiction of Isis...and Serapis:
LYDIA. Saitta. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Æ (18mm, 2.96 gm, 6h). Time of...
Splendid. Almost, but not quite, perfect. A keeper.
Plautilla, wife of Caracalla. Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior. Æ 25. Obv: Her bust, right. Rev: Athena standing facing, head right, and...
To me, the coin is very nice as it is. Why brighten it?
Wow! What a provenance! What a great coin!!
Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.2 gm, 1h, 30mm). Ainos mint. Struck circa 283/2 BC. Obv; Diademed head of the deified...
An ancient coin cannot be authenticated from a photo alone. The weight seems correct. The art style of Alexander's portrait is a "tad"...
On the tetradrachm, it looks like a griffin(?) inscribed on the throne base. The first I have seen!
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