By: Bookie James

Ancients & Medievals
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13 days ago
Post: 2748
Greece (ancient empire)
Inscription: KIAEYAOYTYPYIEPAE - Questions: Value? Genuine? Condition?

By: Joshua
Web reference:
1. []
12 days ago
Post: 2754
Firstly, I am suspicious of your coin being genuine.

Your specific coin would most likely be the Tyre Sheckel. I included a link to a page about it, I think the inscriptions matches the one on your coin.

In terms of it being a possible fake, these silver coins are quite often counterfeited, and the surface of your coin seems a little off for an Ancient silver coin, leading to the possibility that it is a modern replica of one.

This is just my opinion of your coin, best to wait for another opinion on the matter.
By: Paul
Web reference:
1. [www.antiquanova.]
12 days ago
Post: 2757
Looks like a modern replica to me. It's supposed to be the coin, 30 of which were awarded to Judas Iscariot in his betrayal of Christ. Check the [antiquanova] web reference (to the left) which says that the replica is made of silver. This could be true, although the picture looks like low-grade silver. The coin is worth its weight in silver. If it weighs 14.3 grams (as stated at antiquanova) and it contains, guessing, one-half silver, then the silver itself weighs 7.1 grams. There are 31.1 grams in a troy ounce, so 7.1 grams is 0.23 troy ounces. Silver is selling at $16 US dollars per troy ounce, so your coin is worth 0.23 x 16 = $3.50.


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