Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Hannah B Jayne, Dec 7, 2019.
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My first thought is that this is a replica, tourist-type piece. But if you provide better photos you'll received some great advice.
and I guarantee they will tell you if it is real or fake.
LOL, no. Leave the ID to us ancients folks. That would be Greek writing, not Latin, on that coin. Don't take it the wrong way though, as an ancients collector I couldn't tell you the difference between a US half dime and a nickel, but I can sit here and write a 3 page essay on the differences between a Roman denarius and an antoninianus.
To OP, that purports to be a shekel from Tyre. They were minted by various rulers from around 160 BC through the Roman period as a provincial city (roughly the last date for minting is around 60 AD)
Needless to say these coins are highly counterfeited. I would post it in the ancients forum to see what the guys think. Greek and provincial coins are not my strong suit, so I won't comment as to authenticity except to say when one finds one in an estate sale, 80% of the time is a tourist copy instead of the real thing. Good luck with yours.
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