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Old Feb 14, 2009, 04:28 PM   #1
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Interesting "Magicians" Coins

I was going through a pile of Byzantine bronzes and came across this interesting coin. Havent seen one yet Looks good for a magician as both sides are the same. It is interesting as:

1) Both sides seem to be from the same die
2) One side is overstruck.

An interesting error which I thought of sharing. Has anyone else come across these?

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Old Jun 26, 2009, 03:52 PM   #2
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Just, positively baffling...
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Old Jun 27, 2009, 02:35 PM   #3
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I've heard it called a flip-over double strike. Here is one I had in my collection.

Illyria-Dyrrhachium, AR Drachm, Filon (Moneyer), Theogeneos (Magistrate), Class D4
Cow right, calf left, head of Sol above, line border
Straight, double-stellate pattern, vertical single device line, tadpole rays, triple dots, line border
18mm x 23mm, 3.26g

You will noticed the reverse die is struck on bothe sides, although not as cleanly and clearly as your Byzantine example.

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