Anybody knows more about this coin

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  1. ptachia levi

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  3. Pellinore

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    Lodovico Sforza of Milan? Nice! But what about the other side of the coin, and can you take it out of its case? And the weight?

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  4. ptachia levi

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    I dont have the coin yet it's part of a coin lot I was offered to buy so I didn't now anything about this coin so I was wondering how much its worth
     
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  6. TheRed

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    While it may look real, I don't think it is. Ludovico Sforza was duke of Milan for 6 years, during which time the only type of testone that was minted in his name is depicted below.
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    They are fairly sought after coins, in silver, and are around 28mm and 9.5g. It would be rare for a genuine testone of his to slip into a mix lot as they are worth hundreds of dollars.

    What you have is more than likely a modem reproduction, possibly Eve in silver, of a bronze pattern testone that was created during his reign. The most common coin commemorates his wife Beatrice d' Este who died in 1497. Some of the reproductions are of really high quality, with a reverse that looks like this. Under the bust of Beatrice is where the marks indicating its a modem production are.
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    Thank you very much for the info
     
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