- ID: 290

    Submitter: Federico Pastrone

    Added: 1998-02-25

    CRETE. Elyros.

    AR-Drachm struck in bronze.
    Av.: Head of cretian goat, beneath, arrow head.
    Rv.: Bee, seen from above.
    6,29 g. c. 21 mm.

    Ref.: BMC Crete 1-2, pl. 8,5.

    BoC: 20/1, 1995, p. 26.

    FAKE – It is more common to find a bronze coin type struck in silver than the opposite. This counterfeit is a bronze version of the silver drachms of Elyros. It is struck on a thick planchet with extremely sharp edges. No bronze coins of Elyros are recorded in BMC or by Svoronos.

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