Need some help with hammered coin identification

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by OddityNZ, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. OddityNZ

    OddityNZ Member

    Hey everyone,
    As the title advises I need some help identifying this coin.
    I'm not sure on its legitimacy as it may be a repro.
    Any help is appreciated.
    Regards
    Russ
     

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  3. bcuda

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  4. Orielensis

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    It looks like a Hiberno-Norse penny of Sihtric III Olafson, see here.

    If genuine, your coin would be quite a precious rarity, but judging from the pictures, I very strongly suspect that what you have is a modern replica. Such replicas are, for example, sometimes sold in European museum shops.
     
  5. Kiaora

    Kiaora Member

    It looks cast to me, as this one:
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  6. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    I concur. The style looks 'off'.
     
  7. OddityNZ

    OddityNZ Member

    Yeah it just doesn't seem right, there are layers when you look at the side of the coin but it seems too nice.
     
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