sophytes eagle but in bronze?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Muhammad Niazi, Dec 4, 2023.

  1. Muhammad Niazi

    Muhammad Niazi Well-Known Member

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    I was shown this coin by a local seller. It is clearly pre-seleucid, sophytes of the eagle style with the bust of athena. However i have never seen this style in bronze, only in silver coinage. A bronze fake of a silver issue? or a genuine bronze?

    For context, Sophytes is a mysterious figure in the subcontinents history. He is like the missing link bettween alexander and the seleucids and all the greek influences in India.
     
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  3. Coins4Eli

    Coins4Eli Collector of Early American Copper

    To me the details on this coin look suspicious. In my opinion this is likely a replica with a copper core that was plated with silver, over time the silver plating was either worn away or was stripped off.
     
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  4. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I don't know this coin at all, but I see nothing to be suspicious. I hope it turns out to be genuine.
     
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