Is this a real coin?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Nik23, May 30, 2020.

  1. Nik23

    Nik23 New Member

    Hello everybody,

    So I have this strange coin for some time, which has only one printed side. It is impossible for me to understand what it is written on it because of my poor knowledge in the field on ancient coins.
    When I got it, the back of the coin was covered with some glue or tape. Maybe the previous owner placed it somewhere like on a wall or on an object and needed a way to mount it.
    I am not sure what is the metal that was made of, but doesn't seem to be bronze. Maybe silver? It doesn't seem to have any rust on it, but only a slight yellowish patina. It is 21 mm in diameter and weights around 4 grams.

    Do you think it is a real coin or maybe somebody tried to make a replica on an original one, but failed? I upload several pictures with the attempt to give you better perspective about the unclear letters on it.

    Is it a good idea to try to clean it in some way? There is still some glue on the back side.

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  3. JickyD

    JickyD Active Member

    I'm no expert at all, but my hunch is no, the metal doesn't look right. Could it have been a decoration glued on something?
  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    It's not a coin. I can tell you that much. What it is though...Can't help you much there, sorry.
  5. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Trajan Decius

    Tourist piece of some kind. Not an authentic coin.
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  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I suspect this was a novelty/button set of gods - this being Hermes as inscribed at the right. EPMHS
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  7. Nik23

    Nik23 New Member

    Thank you all!
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