Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by paschka, Sep 27, 2020.
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If it's real. Something about the roundness of the flan and the softness of the lettering give me a vague sense that it might not be right. Check for a casting seam around the edge.
That being said- I do not know. It could indeed be an Archaic Greek coin, for all I know.
Look at the perspective of the arm. I don't know of any archaic coins with such a sophisticated design.
Drachma is used both as a weight and coin. It comes from δραχμή "as much as one can hold in the hand"
a drachma is worth six obols
Your coin is a modern literal representation of a drachm = a handful of six spits (obeloi)
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