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    Just got a metal detector a few weeks ago for the heck of it. Was goofing around in the yard and coughed this up. It is about 5/8's in diameter and appears to be hand struck only the printing is throwing me a curve at only .070 tall. How could they have printed that accurately in the days when they were hand striking coins. It weighs like silver, and not aluminum. My guess, it's some kind of commemorative but for what. A Google picture search of Roman and Greek coinage reveals nothing like it? Any help would be appreciated.


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    Last edited by Your Old Dog; 10-02-2010, 05:52 PM.
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    Originally posted by Your Old Dog

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    Looks like Evan and Nick fighting over a bearing heater.

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    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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    • #3
      John I thought your hiatus might do you some good. I know it sure did me a lot of good
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      Thank you to our families of soldiers, many of whom have given so much more then the rest of us for the Freedom we enjoy.

      It is true, there is nothing free about freedom, don't be so quick to give it away.

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      • #4
        One does ones best.
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        Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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        • #5
          First character looks Greek, or possibly Cyrillic. Discounting the possibility that the USA was in fact occupied by the Russians before the Europeans got there, it looks like the 1360 Olympic Games was held in Manhattan.
          Richard - SW London, UK, EU.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rohart
            First character looks Greek, or possibly Cyrillic. Discounting the possibility that the USA was in fact occupied by the Russians before the Europeans got there, it looks like the 1360 Olympic Games was held in Manhattan.
            I'm embarrassed to say I almost took the bait! I'm a little dense sometimes, put a " " after your post when you're jerking my chain !
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            Thank you to our families of soldiers, many of whom have given so much more then the rest of us for the Freedom we enjoy.

            It is true, there is nothing free about freedom, don't be so quick to give it away.

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            • #7
              Coin

              It looks like the javelin throw and wrestling. Probably Olympic or sports related.
              Kansas City area

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              • #8
                Plated?

                It appears as though the coin was plated and the plating is coming off. To me this says a modern coin. Coins were usually made from solid material, not plated.
                Bill

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                • #9
                  I have found that dropping in at the local museum will answer the question, They're usually pretty obliging.
                  This was a nice one!
                  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/worl...glosaxon_.html
                  Max.

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                  • #10
                    It's much like this one here:

                    http://www.akropoliscoins.com/page2.html

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                    • #11
                      http://numismatics.org/html/exhibits...cle/index.html

                      http://numismatics.org/dnid/numismatics.org:1968.57.128

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                      • #12
                        Damn YOD --- that's some cool stuff - hope its worth a bundle so you can buy a real bike

                        hey -- what the hell are those guys doing to each other anyways

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                        • #13
                          Okay YOD come clean...

                          Your wife told you to spade up the yard so you copied a photo of a valuable roman coin off the 'net and posted that you found it in your yard. So...tomorrow morning when she gets the morning paper, your yard will be completely dug up. Right?

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                          • #14
                            Sorta looks like this one. (from www.forumancientcoins.com)


                            Selge, Pisidia, c. 300 - 190 B.C.
                            SH28066. Silver stater, SNG BN 1936, SNG Cop -, SNG Von Aulock -, BMC -, EF, minor flan defects on rev, Selge mint, weight 10.747g, maximum diameter 25.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 300 - 190 B.C.; obverse two wrestlers, the left one grabs the wrist and forearm of his opponent, ΑΛΙ between their legs; reverse ΣΕΛΓΕΩΝ on left, Herakles standing half-left, head turned right, club in raised right, lion-skin in left, O between legs; $1900.00

                            Also from that site:
                            Question :
                            How can I tell if an ancient coin is real?

                            Answer :
                            All coins purchased from Forum Ancient Coins have been authenticated by our expert staff and are guaranteed for eternity. We do not offer authentication services for coins purchased from other dealers.

                            For free opinions based on a photograph or scan, join our discussion board and post a photo. Forum's staff may give an opinion if we have time. Many of the board members are experts and will give their opinions. Sometimes it is easy to authenticate or condemn a coin from a photo, sometimes it isn't possible at all. The discussion board is here: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php

                            Why not head over there and ask them what they think of it?
                            Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                            • #15
                              What you have is probably a modern replica of this coin. Maybe from the Franklin Mint or similar. In that case it's worth about 2 cents.



                              Note that when the say "the most collectable" they mean the cheapest. I have an indian head nickel worth that much. They must have made a zillion of those coins to be that low priced. If it is an actual original it might be worth $50 because of the condition.
                              Last edited by Evan; 10-03-2010, 12:30 AM.
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