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Description: Ancient Greek Macedonia Silver Tetradrachm Demetrios Poliorcetes
Description: Ancient Greek Macedonia Silver Tetradrachm Demetrios Poliorcetes
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Item : 940 Description
Description :  Ancient Greek Macedonia Silver Tetradrachm Demetrios Poliorcetes Diademed head right, with bull's horn / Poseidon standing left, holding trident & resting foot on pile of rocks
Authenticity:  Forgery - Modern
Category :  Ancient Greek Macedonia - CoinsSeries Date: 289 BC - 288 BC
Category DetailsSource
Category :  AncientSold as: Authentic Seller ID: Antika99
: GreekSource : Ebay - Germany Item 8336353675 Sep 2005 Entered by : Mac
: Macedonia

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Key InfoItem Details
Ruler : Demetrios Poliorcetes
Weight : 17.1g
Region : --
Size : 29mm
Denomination : Tetradrachm
Condemnation
Content : Silver
Identified by CFDL "Compare to "Modern Forgeries of Greek and Roman Coins", Prokopov et al, Page 23, Plate 59 - Obverse variations - Tuft of hair on forehead, tuft of hair on crown of head, everything else matches. Reverse variations - Missing wreath, central letter of dynastic date and the head is a bit different, everything else matches"
Comments
See silver fakes, items 441, 890 & 941. Commonly sold as authentic by the fake sellers Antika99, Sanfoura852 & Marmarnas. See brass replica item # 2683
Assessment : Forgery
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