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Bulgarian Counterfeit Owl?


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I think the style does make it appear to be a fake, even compared to contemporary imitations. It's very similar to a known fake seller on EBay UK who continues to sell fakes for hundreds of pounds a pop. The ragged flan and applied patina may make it appear more genuine, but I would have steered clear of this one. Forgers are getting increasingly better at distressing coin flans to make them appear more genuine, so you have to be a lot more careful with assessing style, die matching, or pedigree, the last two of which are pretty challenging for Athenian tetradrachms given their massive production and availability in the market. Caveat emptor.

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