|Item : 11609|| ||Description|
|Description : Ancient Greek Macedonia : Kings of Macedon - Myriandros Mint Silver Tetradrachm Alexander III the Great Alexander III the Great AR Tetradrachm - Myriandros Mint||Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress right / Zeus Aetophoros enthroned left, monogram and club in wreath in left field|
|Authenticity: Forgery - Modern|
|Category : Ancient Greek Macedonia - Coins||Series Date: 333 - 323 Actual Date: 332-323|
|Category : Ancient||Sold as: Authentic|
| : Greek||Source : Withdrawn from auction Entered by : lwht|
| : Macedonia|
|Key Info||Item Details|
|Ruler : Alexander III the Great||Catalog Muller 1298 Newell 27|
|Region : --||Weight : 15.8 gms|
|Denomination : Tetradrachm||Condemnation|
|Content : Silver||Previously published type: IBSCC Bulletin on Counterfeits BOCS Vol 5 No.1/2 1980 Page 2 Fig 6 that has appeared again in numbers in recent trade/auctions. All examples from the same modern dies.
Modern style and errors of detail in mint controls.
Evidence of pressed rather than struck origin.
Most specimens are low weight 15.8 -16.8 gms.
Three examples from the same dies found in recent commerce, including this one which was withdrawn from auction by a prominent and very reputable vendor when the diagnostics were brought to their attention. Forgery Type: Pressed|