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Ancient Greece (Catana, Sicily) Tetradrachm with River God Amenanos (Fakes are possible)  466BC
Ancient Greece (Catana, Sicily) Tetradrachm with River God Amenanos (Fakes are possible) 466BC

The amazing coin in our main picture (upper left) comes from Numismatica ARS Classica where it sold (are you ready?) for $17000 US dollars during a 2015 auction.

The coin comes from Catana in Sicily and shows Amenanos the river god as a man-headed, bearded bull with stork and fish. The reverse shows Nike with an inscription KATANE.

With a $17000 price tag, these are obviously very rare coins. Price goes up or down with wear, damage, and eye appeal.

Fakes, of course, abound. The one in our secondary picture (to the right) is a modern look-alike sold in novelty shops. It is worth a few dollars.

CoinQuest thanks ARS Classica for use of their coin photo. It is a beauty!

Coin: 20560 , Genre: Ancient
Requested by: Anna., Sun, 17-Jan-2016 23:15:09 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 18-Jan-2016 16:24:51 GMT
Requester description: 461BC Two men facing each other with possible lighting bolt or tree branch Coin of Cantana 4 Drs riverbull r61 b.c
Tags: ancient greece catana sicily tetradrachm river god amenanos fakes counterfeit sicilie sicil sicilian sici sicilies siciliar sicilly dekadrachm decadrachma tetradrachma tetradrachme decadrachm octadrachm dekadrachma gods divines goddess deus deum dei deity godess devm deo divined dom dios replica forger counterfet fake counterfiet reproductions repro reproduction counterfeits replicas forgery cantana 4 riverbull hippopotamus hippo hippopotumus two lighting lightning bolt tree branch lightningbolt thunderbolt ligntning twigs stalks spray sprig limb stick twig sprays sprigs branching stalk branches branched sticks angel cow bull cherubs angels cherub angelic bulls cattle holstein brhama cows ox heifer oxon oxen

  

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