Can anyone help Id this coin?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Gavin Moore, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. Gavin Moore

    Gavin Moore New Member

    HI All,

    New to the forum, can anyone help ID this coin, I think it is real but I cannot find anything resembling it online.
    Thanks in advance.

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  3. Herodotus

    Herodotus Well-Known Member

    Looks to be a 'Fantasy' coin to me. It is somewhat similar to a Sicilian type featuring Silenos riding an 'ass' on the reverse.

    Others may be more familiar with it.

    EDIT: Upon further research, the reverse also closely resembles the obverse of AR Tetradrachms from Macedon, Mende that feature Dionysos.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2021
  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    It's fake, sorry.
  5. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Tourist bauble most likely
  6. romismatist

    romismatist Active Member

    Yep - definitely fake due to the poor style of the portrait on the obverse, for one thing...
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