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Description: Ancient Greek Silver Tetradrachm Alexander III the Great Myriandros
Description: Ancient Greek Macedonia : Kings of Macedon - Myriandros Mint Silver Tetradrachm Alexander III the Great Alexander III the Great Tetradrachm - Myriandros Mint
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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 MintHead 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 - CoinsSeries Date: 333 - 323 Actual Date: 332-323
Category DetailsSource
Category :  AncientSold as: Authentic
: GreekSource : Withdrawn from auction Entered by : lwht
: Macedonia
Key InfoItem 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. Diagnostics: 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 Three examples from the same dies found in recent commerce, including this one which was withdrawn from auction by a prominent and very reputable vendor when the diagnostics were brought to their attention.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
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