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Old Nov 21, 2009, 12:27 PM   #1
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Antiochos IV tetra

http://www.geminiauction.com/details...=Greek&search=

http://www.forgerynetwork.com/asset....d=AUVZdaXMdhk=

same dies?
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 01:17 PM   #2
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I don't know if it's the lighting or the different state of wear, but on the FN specimen it seems that the forehead and front of the neck are expressed more rigidly. The forehead seems wrinkled and the hair on top of it is a bit different. Also on the reverse in exergue on the FN specimen it seems it says "OY", while there is no trace on the Gemini coin.

The FN photo is bad though, so it's tought to say, for me at least. Could be a cause for concern.
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 01:35 PM   #3
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Not sure if they are the same dies, but the second specimen at FN (#5432) seems more like the Gemini coin.

http://www.forgerynetwork.com/asset....d=bnFdqbQlnCA=
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