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    - ID: 378

    Submitter: IBSCCs Admin

    Added: 1998-04-21

    MACEDONIA. Terone.

    AR-Tetradrachm.
    Av.: Amphora, the shoulder decorated with parallel ribbing, under each handle, bunch of grapes.
    Rv.: Quadrpartite incuse square.
    16,31. c. 26 mm.

    Ref.: Asyut hoard 224.

    BoC: 20/2, 1995/6, p. 4.

    FAKE – “The Galvano Boys”. The coin from the Asyut hoard, no. 224, was the model for this counterfeit. The new die, made from an imprint of the original, was worked over: the foot became thinner, too thin, and above all the ribbing pattern was added (which is never found combined with the bunch of grapes). The false coin has a velvety surface and both sides are slightly convex.