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10 Jul 2018

Need help identifying ancient coin

Ancient Coins | BossX

I picked up this ancient coin today at my local coin dealership and since I do not collect ancients I have no clue where or when it is from. 

Would someone please tell me what this coin is?


Comments

Thank you for educating us on Ancient Coins!

CoinLady

Level 6

Hard to tell from the pic. Maybe try to find a book on ancients & compare?

Kepi

Level 6

It's hard to see what it is. The coin dealer you bought it from had no idea? That's not very helpful.

Longstrider

Level 6

Can't tell from the photos. Too dark.. Sorry. Keep trying with dealers. Sorry

Mike

Level 7

It might not be an ancient. The planchet is very thick these were used in England I hope you find out please let me know. Mike.

Mike

Level 7

What are those two figures on the coin? Birds ,people ? The dealer didn't know? Then if he or she didn't know you might have to send it in. It's very hard with a picture. Lots of luck with it. Mike

BossX

Level 5

One appears to be 2 birds (owls?) on a stick with a laurel and the other side is some animal (I can't clearly make out anything specific)

I would do as much research as possible, maybe bring it to another coin dealer, and look for images of ancient coins on the internet.

BossX

Level 5

Nobody in my area knows much about ancients, so that is not an option sadly

BossX

Level 5

Edit: forgot to mention that it is copper

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