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Are these countermarks and is the owl fragment legit?


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I am new, does anyone know what those stamps are on the coins? And are fragments like this owl legit? Idk it just seems like it broke too perfectly to be asthetically pleasing with the owl.

 

All come from Biddr, Biga Numismatics auction, any experience with them?

 

Thanks!

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The countermarks on the Side coins are quite common, You will find them frequently on the coins of Side.

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=2588169

 

The small marks on the Athens tetradrachms are usually called bankers marks, usually applied to show that a coin had been examined.  

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3345953

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=4739237

 

 

And the fragement is also not unusual. It is called "Hacksilber"

e.g. https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=9817474

 

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51 minutes ago, shanxi said:

The countermarks on the Side coins are quite common, You will find them frequently on the coins of Side.

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=2588169

 

The small marks on the Athens tetradrachms are usually called bankers marks.

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3345953

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=4739237

 

 

And the fragement is also not unusual. It is called "Hacksilber"

e.g. https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=9817474

 

Thanks for the answer, it is pretty cool that these coins have a specific history attached to them like that. Especially that hacksilber being broken up in antiquity.

I think I might bid on the owl fragment.

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I'm not familiar with the coins of Side, but one of the countermarks on the Athens Tetradrachm is the same as mine (the one on the right in the picture below, although the countermark on mine is a bit larger), which is genuine. These countermarks and chisel marks meant that these Athenian Tetradrachms circulated in Syria and the Levant. The OP coin looks genuine as well. Here's mine for comparison: 

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