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  1. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Feb 9, 2018

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    Well I say coins but this little piece may not even be a coin. It was a gift to my wife many years ago on the island of Kos and it would be nice if anyone was able to give an idea as to what it is and any further information.

    Images are not going to make it easy, probably bordering on impossible but best I can manage with the iPhone.

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  2. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Feb 9, 2018

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  3. noelekal

    noelekal Feb 9, 2018

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    It's obviously hammered rather than milled and is of copper/bronze composition.

    That's all I got.

    It's neato though!
     
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  4. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Feb 9, 2018

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    I even put my glasses on ...

    Greek coins tend to be quite modern looking: a bust on one side and a design on the other. There's another class that uses mythical creatures in place of the bust. I'm not sure if it's my imagination but I'm sort of seeing a serpent on the obverse.

    The reverse could be a more common design of stylised grapes in an incuse square.

    Total guess, but if they're right then you're looking at Thracean 3rd or 4th century BC.

    Really not my area, so that's my best guess.
     
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  5. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Feb 9, 2018

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    Really appreciate your interesting comments :thumbsup:
     
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    jimmyd13 Feb 9, 2018

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  7. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Feb 9, 2018

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  8. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Feb 9, 2018

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    If I'm right (and if not I think I'm in the right ballpark), in that condition it's $20-30US. I did a quick check and quickly found a few similar examples. As it was a gift to your wife, she should be able to do something with it. A mount and a little jeweller's clay will result in a sweet Valentine's gift.
     
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