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Ancient coins => Ancient Greece => Topic started by: derek on December 22, 2018, 12:13:49 PM

Title: Alexander I Balas countermark real?
Post by: derek on December 22, 2018, 12:13:49 PM
Hi I bought a couple of of overpolished coins, only some patina left on the rim
they are both brass coins, of which I wonder if they are supposed to be brass

it is 12 mm about 6 grms
it has a branch countermark, anybody know what this stands for?
regards Derek
Title: Re: Alexander I Balas countermark real?
Post by: THCoins on December 22, 2018, 12:31:58 PM
Difficult to say in this state whether this is a true of fake coin. It looks like Houghton 441 from Apamea. These commonly seem to have countermarks. Your photo is to small to judge the marking. I know of other Seleukids which have an anchor in a rectangular countermark.