Is this a greek coin?

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  1. archicard

    archicard Member

    My daughter picked this out at the lcs and I've seemed to hit a dead end trying to attribute it for her. I believe that it is an altar within a laurel wreath on one side and perhaps a peacock on the other. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    It's 14 mm, 3.4 g
    Thanks
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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    It's Greek to me :D. It may be from Sikyon. Compare it to these examples (all from CNG's archives)

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    SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 225-200 BC. Æ Tetrachalkon (3.45 g, 10h). Dove feeding right / Tripod within wreath tying below. Warren, Bronze 6B.3a; BCD Peloponnesos 318.5. VF, dark brown and green patina.

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    SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 196-146 BC. Æ Trichalkon (2.88 g, 5h). Dove feeding right; (AP)I below / Tripod within wreath tying below. Warren, Bronze 9.3; BCD Peloponnesos 332.3. VF, green and brown patina.

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    SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 225-200 BC. Æ Trichalkon (17mm, 3.16 g, 1h). Dove feeding right; ΣI above / Tripod-lebes within wreath tying below. Warren, Bronze 6B.3a; BCD Peloponnesos 318.5. VF, green patina. Well struck for issue.

    The basic elements are there.
     
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  4. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    that's very close ... good effort TIF

    => oh, and good luck, archicard (it's cool to see that your daughter is interested in coins)
     
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  5. archicard

    archicard Member

    Thanks TIF, your information helps a lot. I've never checked out the CNG archives before. It seems to be a great resource and is now bookmarked.
     
  6. archicard

    archicard Member

    She is the only 8 year old that I know that is into ancient coins. It's funny to see her talk about her favorite emperors with her friends and see the blank stares as they listen. :)
     
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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    The same blank stares I get when I talk about my coins.
     
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