Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by John Hulgin, Apr 6, 2021.
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Keyword searching is the free part. Like any text-based search there is kind of an art to finding what you want. If you know the name of the city that is a big help or emperor then typical descriptions for some of the imagery like horse shield helmet standing Nike etc usually takes some messing around to narrow down what you are looking for. Sometimes just some generic searches and then scrolling a bunch you figure out what city it's from. Then add that to the search terms and that further narrows it down. Play around with it.
But your example is so beat up it is hard to tell if it is fake or not. I would lean towards fake. That is one of the few signed dies in this series making it very unlikely to be a random find.
It helps if you post the weight in grams and the size and millimeters.
Using ACSsearch.info is a great way to look for similar coins and check their weight size and style. I searched for Larissa drachm and scrolled a little before finding this one.
Weight 5.1 grams and diameter 17 mm
Thank you. Is this a paid subscription? Ascsearch
Should be close to 6 g.
Probably not genuine and in that condition really not worth that much anyway.
Thanks for the help. I've been using google search photos, vcoins and I click on every picture in wildwinds to see if there is a match. That may be a better starting point.
I will mark it as a fake, and move on Thanks again
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