Is the coin in this pendant authentic?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by bigjpst, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. bigjpst

    bigjpst Well-Known Member

    I recently took on a large consignment that included a few ancient coins. Most were attributed, or graded, but this pendant was included and I have no reference material to look it up. I would appreciate any info members here can give me. This is not intended as spam. I just don't want to list something for sale that is not authentic.

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  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Although I'm not very familiar with the type, I would say it appears authentic to me.
  5. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Perhaps it's just the picture but the top of the head on the obverse where the prong (?) comes down from the top looks off. Was that altered so it could fit the pendent or was it made like that. Hard to tell from the photos.
    The rest of it looks fine as far as I can tell which leads me to lean toward genuine IMHO.
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  6. Smojo

    Smojo dreamliner

    Never seen the type but definately cool.
    It looks like the coin was altered some to fit the pendant, as Curtisimo stated.
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  7. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Agree. Do not even consider removing the coin. It would be a damaged item and looks as good now as it ever will.
  8. bigjpst

    bigjpst Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all of the input!
  9. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    Its genuine. Its a drachm of Demetrios I, 162 - 150 BC, a Seleucid King in Syria. Its certainly been damaged by the pendant so I would not remove it. It is worth more as jewelry than as an ancient coin.
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  10. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    The coin is most likely genuine but the bezel and bale are not ancient at all. Just an fyi. thumbsup.gif
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