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Modern counterfiet of a coin from Macedon of Alexander the Great

Modern counterfiet of a coin from Macedon of Alexander the Great

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Description: This is a modern cast counterfeit of a tetradrachm from Macedon from the reign of Alexander the Great. The originals were minted ca. 336-323 BCE. The obverse shows Heracles facing right wearing a lion-skin headdress. The reverse shows Zeus seated left, holding an eagle and sceptre with a torch in the left field. Very faint to the right of the seated figure is ALEXANDROU, Alexander. Since Alexander's program of hellenization through hegemony included common coinage, this example is as much a testimony to his military and political power as it is a method of economic exchange. For this reason, and due its high historic value, it is a common target of counterfeiters. The tell-tale sign of forgery in this case is evidence of casting; the original coins were struck from blanks.
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Coin of Commodus Antoninus Augustus Pius

Coin of Commodus Antoninus Augustus Pius

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Creator: unknown
Description: Coin of Commodus Antoninus Augustus Pius showing on the obverse laureate head right; the reverse has the inscription SC across the fields in the center of which is Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
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Coin of Ptolemy VI from Egypt

Coin of Ptolemy VI from Egypt

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Creator: unknown
Description: Coin from the Kingdom of Egypt that bears on the obverse the laureate head of Zeus Ammon, right; on the reverse is an eagle standing left on a thunderbolt.
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Coin of Tiberius from the Lugdunum mint

Coin of Tiberius from the Lugdunum mint

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Creator: unknown
Description: Roman coin of Tiberius who is on the obverse, laureate head right with the inscription TI CAESAR AVGVST F IMPERAT VII; on the reverse is the front elevation of the Alter of Lugdunum with the inscription ROM ET AVG.
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Coin from the byzantine Empire of Nicaea

Coin from the byzantine Empire of Nicaea

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Creator: unknown
Description: Coin from the Byzantine Empire of Nicaea of an unknown emperor standing facing front with uncertain objects. Estimated date of ca. 1258 CE.
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Coin from Rome of Claudius Drusus

Coin from Rome of Claudius Drusus

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Creator: unknown
Description: Roman coin of Tiberius Claudius Drusus (Claudius I) head right with a figure holding long torch in right hand and a cornucopia in the left on reverse.
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Coin of Hadrian from Britain

Coin of Hadrian from Britain

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Creator: unknown
Description: Roman coin of Hadrian on the obverse shown bust right; on the reverse is the goddess Piety, seated. This coin was found in a cache near Hadrian's wall in Great Britain.
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Coin of Roman emperor Trajan Decius Caismessius Quintas

Coin of Roman emperor Trajan Decius Caismessius Quintas

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Creator: unknown
Description: Coin of Roman emperor Trajan Decius Caismessius Quintas that bears on the obverse a faint portrait head right and an uncertain image on reverse.
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Coin commemorating Roman emperor Caracalla

Coin commemorating Roman emperor Caracalla

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Creator: unknown
Description: Commemorative coin of two right-facing portraits within a border of dots on the obverse and reverse sides. One of the men is shown in a laurel crown while the other wears a helmet.
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Silver dirham of Emperor Khosrau II

Silver dirham of Emperor Khosrau II

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Creator: unknown
Description: Coin from the Sassanian Empire in Persia, showing a profile bust of Khosrau II with two standing figures and symbols on reverse.
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