Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Michael Azarian, May 31, 2018.

  1. Any idea if this is authentic or not? I'm very interested in purchasing..please let me know if anyone has seen anything like this. ..supposed to be persian empire related..thank you

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  4. roman99

    roman99 Well-Known Member

    Kushan empire, in northern Indian, Pakistan, central asia, and Afghanistan, looks real.
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  5. Estimated time frame and value? I appreciate the help!
  6. Theodosius

    Theodosius Fine Style Seeker Supporter

    A common coin worth $25.

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  7. roman99

    roman99 Well-Known Member

    A shot in the dark, 150-300 CE.
  8. roman99

    roman99 Well-Known Member

    Its probably a copper tetradrachm of King Vima Kadphises, 100-127 CE
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  9. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Biblical Kingdoms Supporter

    Welcome to the Ancients Forum, Michael!

    @roman99 is right on!
    Here's one on the CoinIndia site. Yours looks authentic to me but I'm not an expert! I don't collect Kushan but I do collect Indo-Scythian and I can remember seeing coins similar to the one you're interested in on that site.

    INDIA, Kushan: Vima Kadphises AE tetradrachm


    Obverse King standing facing, sacrificing at altar left, tamgha and club in right field, Greek legend around: BACIΛEVC BACIΛEWN CWTHP MEΓAC OOhMO KAΔΦICHC

    Reverse Oesho (Siva) standing facing, Bull Nandi behind, nandipada at left, Kharoshthi legend around: Maharajasa rajadirajasa sarvaloga isvarasa mahisvarasa Vima Kathphishasa tratara

    Date c. 112-127 CE
    Weight 17.08 gm.
    Diameter 28 mm.
    Die axis 12 o'clock
    Reference Göbl 762, MAC 3008-47
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  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    One really important point is that no one can look at a tiny, unclear photo and say for sure that a coin is genuine but it is often possible to say that a coin is definitely fake from an image not half as good as yours. There is nothing about your coin that would suggest it is not real but we always recommend you buy coins (and anything else of value) from someone you trust.

    Condition, location and whims of the market set the price on coins. The guess of $25 is probably close. The two below cost me $30 and $20. I consider one a better deal than the other but the question of which I prefer and which you prefer may not get the same answer.
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