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I have interests in coins other than ancient, so I will keep my CT membership, however since so many have switched, I am trying to be a dual citizen if I have ancient concerns.  I recently won this on e-bay from a seller who had his location as Austria (memory93_antiques) but when I checked his page, he is in Bulgaria.  This triggered some anticipation, so I thought I would ask the members here as to their opinion as to whether it is an authentic ancient coin or some sort of counterfeit.

 

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I looked up this seller. He's on ebay since 2014. If he hasn't since wound up on fakesellers' lists like those maintained by Forvm or augustuscoin, then he's not a confirmed fake peddler. The rule of thumb should let us assume he's a legit seller. However, even legit sellers sometimes let a fake slip through.

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16 minutes ago, Troyden said:

I looked up this seller. He's on ebay since 2014. If he hasn't since wound up on fakesellers' lists like those maintained by Forvm or augustuscoin, then he's not a confirmed fake peddler. The rule of thumb should let us assume he's a legit seller. However, even legit sellers sometimes let a fake slip through.

I didn’t know @Valentinianmaintained a fake seller database as well. Thanks for this!

 

I don’t see any obvious issues with this coin @Kentucky. You’ll have to confirm in hand but it looks like there might be some hard deposits on the reverse that would be difficult to fake. 

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It's from Sigieon, like this one. 

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Troas, Sigeion, c. 335 BC.
Greek Æ 12.2 mm, 2.37 g, 5 h.
Obv: Head of Athena facing slightly right, wearing triple crested helmet and necklace.
Rev: ΣΙΓΕ, owl standing right, head facing; crescent to left.
Refs: BMC 17.86,7-10; SNG von Aulock 7637; SNG Ashmolean 1214–6; SNG Copenhagen 496–8; Sear 4145.

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