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Old Jul 30, 2014, 04:07 AM   #1
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Any idea what these are?

Anyone have an Idea of what these could be? found them in a box of other old artefacts. Are they meant to be copying real ancient coins or do they look fantasy issues?. On the reverse they look to be filled with lead. I have seen old medallions made of punched copper and filled with lead and was not sure if maybe these were the same kind of thing for a grand tour gift from the 19th century?.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 01:34 PM   #2
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no ideas anyone? I still have not attributed any to any known coin types.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 07:29 PM   #3
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This really does not help much but there was a Syrian tetradrachm of Claudius with a reverse depicting Nero as caesar nearly identical to the piece at the top of this post but with the Nero bust facing left.

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Old Aug 7, 2014, 12:20 PM   #4
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Many thanks for that it does seem to match the inscription the size of my example is 2cm diam and weighs about 8.17grams. this other larger view of one of the other coins is bigger at 2.5cm diam and weighs 12.58 grams. I've not seen anything like them before they seem to have some age (not brand new) I would have thought they would have been formed by using the real coin to make an impression and then adding bronze?
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 05:22 PM   #5
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These are lead filed one-sided electrotypes. Probably made in the nineteenth century.
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Thanks but what coins were the electrotypes taken from
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 01:16 PM   #7
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I've listed these on ebay it will give someone more chance to research than I can.
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The one with Greek letters reads (transliteration into latin characters): Neronos Kaesaros Germanikos (in latin, it would be Nero Caesar Germanicus). So, this is a copy of the obverse of a colonial issue of Nero from those eastern territories of the empire where the Greek language was used as the lingua franca instead of latin. The issue expresses his victory over some Germanic tribes.
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