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Ancient Imitations and Forgeries (Fourrees)

Greek Types - Imitative


Thracian Imitative of Mysia-Parion, AR Archaic Hemidrachm, c.5th Century BC
(No legend)
Facing head of Gorgon
(No legend)
Cross with pellet in center, all in incuse square
12mm, 3.20g
Copying Sear GCV 3918

Consignor notes: aVF, attractive contrasts. Characteristically low relief with disproportionate facial features.


Thracian Imitative of Thrace-Mesembria, AE15, c.450-350 BC
(No legend)
Crested Corinthian helmet facing
M_E_T_A
Radiate wheel of four spokes
14mm x 15mm, 2.60g
Copying SNG Copenhagen 654-5

Consignor notes: VF. Scarce. Angular eye holes and simplified side hair.


Thracian Imitative of Thrace-Cherronesos, AR Hemidrachm, c.400-350 BC
(No legend)
Forepart of lion right, looking back
(No legend)
Quadripartite incuse square with opposing raised and lowered quadrants, the two opposing lowered quadrants containing pellet and grape cluster
11mm x 15mm, 2.10g
McClean 4079

Consignor notes: Crude, simplified styling. Likely struck by a Thracian tribe living near the Greek colony of Cherronesos.


Thracian Imitative of Moesia-Istros, AR Drachm, c.400-350 BC
(No legend)
Facing male heads, right inverted
IΣTPIH (Σ retrograde)
Sea-eagle flying left, dolphin in talons
Λ below dolphin
16mm x 17mm, 3.79g
Copying Sear GCV, Vol I, 1669

Notes from consignor: aVF. Crude rendering of eyes.


Thracian Imitative of Moesia-Istros, AR Trihemiobol, c.400-350 BC
(No legend)
Facing male heads, left inverted
(Corrupted legend)
Sea-eagle flying left, dolphin in talons
10mm x 11mm, 1.30g
Copying Sear GCV, Vol I, 1670; SNG Copenhagen 200

Notes from consignor: aVF, attractive rainbow toning. Scarce. Crude rendering of hair and eyes.


Thracian Imitative of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Scyphate Tetradrachm, c.3rd Century BC
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
AΛEΞANΔPOY (?)
Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left
27mm x 28mm, 15.61g
CCCBM 194

Consignor notes: VF, obverse well-defined, reverse typically weakly struck from die-cutter's failure to adequately harden the die.


Thracian Imitative of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Scyphate Tetradrachm, c.3rd Century BC
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress (?)
(Corrupted Greek legend)
Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left
Double-axe in left field, lion and I under throne
28mm x 30mm, 15.41g
CCCBM 198

Consignor notes: g VF, obverse nearly blank, reverse with nice detail and style.


Thracian Imitative of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, c.3rd-2nd Century BC
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
(Corrupted Greek legend)
Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left
Double-axe design in left field
18mm x 19mm, 3.42g
CCCBM 204

Consignor notes: gVF. Elongated nose and other coarse features. Double-axe on reverse symbol of Thracian goddess Kotys, whose worship was marked by orgiastic rites.


Thracian Imitative of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Scyphate Drachm, c.3rd-2nd Century BC
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
(Corrupted Greek legend)
Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left
Temple design in left field
19mm, 2.75g
CCCBM 207

Consignor notes: gVF.


Thracian Imitative of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, c.3rd-2nd Century BC
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
(Corrupted Greek legend)
Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left
Double-axe design in left field
16mm x 17mm, 2.59g
CCCBM 213

Consignor notes: VF. Wild hair and other coarse features. Double-axe on reverse symbol of Thracian goddess Kotys, whose worship was marked by orgiastic rites.


Thracian Imitative of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, c.3rd-2nd Century BC
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
(No legend)
Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left
16mm x 17mm, 2.73g
CCCBM 215

Consignor notes: gVF. Flat flan with very abstract features.


Thracian Imitative of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, c.2nd-1st Century BC
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
(No legend)
Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left
19mm x 20mm, 1.60g
CCCBM 215

Consignor notes: VF. Flat flan with extremely abstract features. Likely a very late issue.


Thracian Imitative of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AE Unit, c.3rd-2nd Century BC
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
(No legend)
Club of Herakles / bow in gorytos
17mm x 18mm, 5.85g
Topalov 2001 46

Consignor notes: VF.


Thracian Imitative of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AE Unit, c.3rd-2nd Century BC
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
Corrupted form of B A
Club of Herakles / bow in gorytos
Trident head in outside field
16mm x 17mm, 4.63g
Topalov 2001 46

Consignor notes: aVF.


Thracian Imitative of Thracian Kingdom, Lysimachos, AE20, c.297-281 BC, Lysimachian Types
(No legend)
Head of Athena right wearing Attic helmet, palmette on bowl
BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΛYΣIMAXOY
Lion bounding right, spear head right below
20mm x 21mm, 4.72g
Copying SNG Copenhagen 1149

Consignor notes: gVF, flan crack, some minor chipping in patina. Exaggerated helmet crest.


Thracian Imitative of Thracian Kingdom, Lysimachos, AE20, c.297-281 BC, Lysimachian Types
(No legend)
Head of Athena right wearing Attic helmet, palmette on bowl
(Corrupted legend)
Lion bounding right, spear head right below
20mm x 21mm, 6.57g
Copying SNG Copenhagen 1149

Consignor notes: aVF. Exaggerated helmet crest, bulbous nose.


Thracian Imitative of Thracian Kingdom, Lysimachos, AE18, c.297-281 BC, Lysimachian Types
(No legend)
Head of Athena right wearing Attic helmet, palmette on bowl
(Corrupted legend)
Lion bounding right, spear head right below, countermark of Great God of Odessos
18mm x 19mm, 4.09g
Copying SNG Copenhagen 1149

Consignor notes: aVF. Exaggerated helmet crest.


Thracian Imitative of Thracian Kingdom, Lysimachos, AE18, c.297-281 BC, Lysimachian Types
(No legend)
Head of Athena right wearing Attic helmet, palmette on bowl
(Corrupted legend)
Lion bounding right, spear head right below
17mm x 18mm, 2.84g
Copying SNG Copenhagen 1149

Consignor notes: aVF. Coarse features.


Thracian Imitative of Thracian Kingdom, Lysimachos, AE20, c.297-281 BC, Lysimachian Types
(No legend)
Head of Athena right wearing Attic helmet, palmette on bowl
(Corrupted legend)
Lion bounding right, spear head right below
19mm x 20mm, 5.10g
Copying SNG Copenhagen 1149

Consignor notes: aVF. Coarse features, globularized legend.


Thracian Imitative of Thracian Kingdom, Lysimachos, AE20, c.297-281 BC, Lysimachian Types
(No legend)
Head of Athena right wearing Attic helmet, palmette on bowl, countermark of Great God of Odessos
(Corrupted legend)
Lion bounding right, spear head right below
19mm x 20mm, 6.24g
Copying SNG Copenhagen 1149

Consignor notes: aVF. Exaggerated helmet crest.


Thracian Islands-Thasos, AR Tetradrachm, c.72-31 BC
(No legend)
Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy
(Corrupted legend)
Heracles standing facing, head left, leaning on club with right hand, lion skin in left
28mm x 31mm, 14.32g
Göbl Class III, cf. Lukane 1169

Consignor notes: aEF, attractive black original toning. Holed and chipped. Hole may have been made by iron nail that was used to affix coin to doorway, furniture or coffin as a talisman against bad luck.


Thracian Islands-Thasos, AR Tetradrachm, c.72-31 BC
(No legend)
Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy
(Corrupted legend)
Heracles standing facing, head left, leaning on club with right hand, lion skin in left
26mm x 34mm, 13.49g
Göbl Class III, Lukane --

Consignor notes: aEF, attractive toning. Chipped with one piece broken off. Highly crystallized coin that I bought broken. Silver alloys over time leach copper and other impurities, leaving voids between the silver grains and making coins brittle.

Roman Types - Imitative


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on altar with X pattern
Exergue off flan
17mm x 18mm, 2.12g

Consignor notes: VF.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on altar with X pattern
Corrupted exergue
18mm x 20mm, 3.09g

Consignor notes: aVF.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on plain altar
(Corrupted exergue)
18mm x 19mm, 2.97g

Consignor notes: aVF.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Partial-laureate, draped bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on altar with X and pellets pattern with pellet above
(Corrupted exergue)
17mm x 18mm, 3.23g

Consignor notes: aVF. Interesting and unusual bust type for this issue.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE4, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on altar with I pattern
(Corrupted exergue)
15mm x 16mm, 1.64g

Consignor notes: VF.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE4, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on altar with X and pellets pattern
Exergue off flan
14mm x 16mm, 1.45g

Consignor notes: gVF.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on plain altar
ISISI in exergue (S's retrograde)
17mm x 19mm, 2.94g

Consignor notes: gVF.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on plain altar with garland
Undetermined exergue
16mm x 18mm, 2.42g

Consignor notes: aVF.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on plain altar
Undetermined exergue
18mm, 2.80g

Consignor notes: aEF. Obverse double-struck.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on altar with X pattern
Undetermined exergue
17mm x 18mm, 2.71g

Consignor notes: VF.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, London Mint (?)
(Corrupted legend, but good style lettering)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend, but good style lettering)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on plain altar
Undetermined exergue
16mm x 18mm, 2.43g

Consignor notes: VF. This example seems to fit more with the London mint than Siscia, stylistically.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on altar with X pattern
Three pellets in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 2.51g

Consignor notes: VF.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on altar with X and pellets pattern
Undetermined exergue
18mm, 2.01g

Consignor notes: aVF.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on altar with X pattern
• H H • in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.92g

Consignor notes: EF.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on plain altar
SIIIS in exergue (S's retrograde)
17mm x 18mm, 2.26g

Consignor notes: gVF. A touch of silvering remains on the obverse.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend, but nearly intelligible)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on altar engraved with S
SISo in exergue
19mm x 21mm, 3.10g

Consignor notes: VF. Unusually large flan.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on altar with X and pellets pattern
IISIS in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 1.72g

Consignor notes: EF.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Diademed, cuirassed bust left, spear over right shoulder, shield with pellet design on band in left hand
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on altar with X and pellets pattern
Exergue off flan
17mm, 2.50g

Consignor notes: gVF. The engraver misinterpreted the bust type, which should show the emperor in a high-crested helmet. The chin strap is there, but the hair is engraved and shows a diadem, which would have been the bottom of the helmet.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Undetermined Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, cuirassed bust left
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on altar with X pattern
NCN in exergue (C retrograde)
16mm x 17mm, 2.08g

Consignor notes: gVF. The overall crude style of this piece makes it tenuous to link to any of the mints, although it most likely copies Siscia.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Constantine I, AE3, c.318-330, Victoriae Laetae Type, Siscia Mint
(Corrupted legend)
Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left
(Corrupted legend)
Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield on altar with X and pellets pattern
Undetermined exergue
18mm x 19mm, 2.47g

Consignor notes: aVF. The engraver most likely forgot to produce the obverse backward on the die, making the bust left-facing.


"Barbarous" Imitative of Julian II, AE1, c361-363, Securitas Reipvb Type, Arles Mint
D N FL CL IVLI_ANVS P VG (last N retrograde)
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
SECVRIT_A_S
Bull standing right, two stars above
TCONS in exergue
23mm x 25mm, 8.19g

Consignor notes: aEF.

Greek Types - Forgeries/Fourrees


Fourree of Ionia-Miletos, AR 1/12th Stater, c.525-494 BC
(No legend)
Forepart of roaring lion left, head turned back
(No legend)
Stellate-like floral motif within square incuse
8mm x 9mm, 0.73g
Copying SNG Copenhagen 949

Consignor notes: Lightweight silver-plated bronze ancient counterfeit. Obverse shows coin experienced much circulation. Reverse shows breaks in plating, exposing copper core.


Fourree of Thrace-Mesembria, AR Diobol, c.450-350 BC
(No legend)
Crested Corinthian helmet facing
M_E_T_A
Radiate wheel of four spokes
9mm x 10mm, 0.96g
Copying SNG Copenhagen 652

Consignor notes: Lightweight silver-plated bronze ancient counterfeit. Copper core exposed.


Fourree of Mysia-Parion, AR Hemidrachm, c.350-300 BC
(No legend)
Facing head of Gorgon
ΠA / PI
Bull standing left, head reverted
13mm, 1.86g
Copying SNG France 1388

Consignor notes: Silver-plated bronze ancient counterfeit with silver plating corroded or scraped off, revealing bronze core. Close to proper weight because of the thicker flan.


Fourree of Moesia-Istros, AR Drachm, c.400-350 BC
(No legend)
Facing male heads, left inverted
IΣTPIH
Sea-eagle flying left, dolphin in talons
18mm x 20mm, 1.87g
Copying Sear GCV, Vol I, 1669

Notes from consignor: Thin, corroded, lightweight silver-plated bronze ancient counterfeit. Only small pieces of plating remain.


Fourree of Moesia-Istros, AR Drachm, c.400-350 BC
(No legend)
Facing male heads, left inverted
IΣTPIH
Λ below dolphin
Sea-eagle flying left, dolphin in talons
17mm x 18mm, 3.78g
Copying Sear GCV, Vol I, 1669

Notes from consignor: Lightweight silver-plated bronze ancient counterfeit with intact plating.


Fourree of Attica-Athens, AR Tetradrachm, Classical Style, c.449-413 BC
(No legend)
Head of Athena right, eye in profile view, wearing round earring and crested Attic helmet ornamented with three olive leaves above vizor and spiral palmette on bowl
AΘE
Owl standing right, head facing, crescent and olive sprig with berry behind
21mm x 26mm, 9.20g
Copying SNG Copenhagen 31

Consignor notes: Lightweight silver-plated bronze core with plating worn or corroded off. Test mark implies it was exposed in ancient times and it's unusual that it survived.


Fourree of Attica-Athens, AR Tetradrachm, Transitional Style, c.393-294 BC
(No legend)
Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet, earring and necklace, bowl ornamented with spiral and three olive leaves
AΘE
Owl standing right, head facing, crescent and olive sprig with berry behind
22mm x 23mm, 13.38g
Copying SNG Copenhagen 64; Sear 2537

Consignor notes:  Lightweight silver-plated bronze core, corroded, with small breaks in silver plating revealing orange and green of exposed bronze.


Fourree of Attica-Athens, AR Tetradrachm, Intermediate Style, c.300-262 BC
(No legend)
Helmeted head of Athena right, realistic style eye
AΘE
Owl standing right, head facing, crescent and olive sprig behind
17mm x 28mm, 15.79g
Copying Sear 2547

Consignor notes: Lightweight silver-plated bronze ancient counterfeit with small breaks in plating.


Fourree of Attica-Athens, AR "New Style" Tetradrachm, c.2nd-1st Century BC, "Apolalke" as magistrate
(No legend)
Head of Athena right in triple-crested Attic helmet
A | ΠOΛ / AΛKE
Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora, tripod in left field, all within olive wreath
15mm x 28mm, 7.08g
Copying Sear 2556

Consignor notes: Lightweight silver-plated bronze ancient counterfeit, cut in half in ancient times, perhaps to demonetize it.


Fourree of Attica-Athens, AR "New Style" Tetradrachm, c.2nd-1st Century BC
(No legend)
Head of Athena right in triple-crested Attic helmet
(Undetermined legend)
Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora, all within olive wreath
25mm x 33mm, 12.64g
Copying Sear 2556

Consignor notes: Lightweight silver-plated bronze ancient counterfeit, broken in ancient times, perhaps to demonetize it.


Fourree of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, c.315-294 BC (Posthumous Issue), Thrace-Amphipolis
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, eagle in right hand, scepter in left
Λ / torch in left field, E under throne
27mm, 13.88g
Price 486 for authentic type

Consignor notes: Lightweight counterfeit, 72% silver on bronze core.


Fourree of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, 250-175 BC, Thrace-Mesembria
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
BAΣIΛEΩΣ | AΛEΞANΔPOY
Zeus seated left, eagle in right hand, scepter in left
Corinthian helmet in left field
29mm x 30mm, 14.29g
Price 975-992 for authentic type range

Consignor notes: Lightweight counterfeit, some exposed core.


Fourree of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, c.4th-3rd Century BC, Indeterminate Mint
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, eagle in right hand, scepter in left
24mm x 26mm, 14.38g

Consignor notes: Likely a copy of a lifetime issue.


Fourree of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Tetradrachm, c.4th-2nd Century BC, Indeterminate Mint
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, eagle in right hand, scepter in left
25mm x 26mm, 10.66g

Consignor notes: Most of the silvering missing. Decent details.


Fourree of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, c.310-301 BC, Kolophon Mint
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, eagle in right hand, scepter in left, crescent in left field
18mm x 19mm, 2.97g
Copying Price 1827

Consignor notes: Lightweight silver-plated bronze ancient counterfeit with core exposed.


Fourree of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, c.323-319 BC, Sardes Mint
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, eagle in right hand, scepter in left, torch in left field
16mm x 17mm, 3.01g
Copying Price 2637

Consignor notes: Lightweight silver-plated bronze ancient counterfeit with core exposed. Found in Gaza.


Fourree of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, c.323-319 BC, Sardes Mint
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, eagle in right hand, scepter in left, torch in left field
17mm x 18mm, 3.69g
Copying Price 2637

Consignor notes: Silver-plated bronze ancient counterfeit with two test cuts, one causing crack into the center of the flan, revealing brown and green of core.


Fourree of Imitative of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, c.3rd-2nd Century BC, Indeterminate Mint
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
(Corrupted legend)
Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, eagle in right hand, scepter in left
18mm, 3.36g

Consignor notes: Silver-plated bronze ancient counterfeit.


Fourree of Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, AR Hemidrachm, c.4th-2nd Century BC, Indeterminate Mint
(No legend)
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Zeus seated left, neither leg drawn back, eagle in right hand, scepter in left
13mm, 1.61g

Consignor notes: Lightweight silver-plated bronze ancient counterfeit with core exposed.