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Please Help Identify this Ancient

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Someone sent images of this coin asking if I can help identify it. It looks like an ancient, maybe Greek, but I don't know if it is an ancient. There is something about the coin that suggests it is a re-strike--as it is too round. But I am not an expert in this area and need some help.


According to the person who sent these images to me, his father purchased it from a street peddler in Turkey sometimes in the 1960s.


Any help would be appreciated!!





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If anyone is interested, I found out this is a re-strike. According to http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?album=2&pos=169 it's a 19th century re-strike:


Antoninus Pius / Pius on horseback right

40 MM medallion of Antoninus Pius, probably 19th Century tourist copy.

IMP CAES T AEL ANTONINVS AVG PIVS, laureate head left / PONT MAX, Antoninus Pius on horseback pacing right, raising right hand.

Possibly based on (but mirror-image reproduced) RIC 879 and 890 (pacing left, bust right with PP at end of obv. legend). Appears to have been struck (not cast) with only faint traces of a seam around the edge.

As an Ant. Pius fan, I love this huge medallion!


Bought on ebay as a modern replica in December 2007.


I figured it was not real. Since ancients are hammered, not round, and the screw press was not invented until the 18th century,



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