Ancient Greek coins, electronically cleaned, from Maroneia 400-350 BC
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Maroneia, Thrace . 400-350 BC. (2000 + years old) Maroneia an area known for it's fine horses and wines. It was situated on the shores of the Aegean Sea.
Obverse: Prancing horse right, monogram below the horse has wore off after 2000 years of use.
Reverse: Linear frame around grapes can be seen but the MARWNITWN letters around the grape vine has worn off.
Approx size: 15 mm. Weight: 3.4 g. 3 mm thick. An 18 mm dime in one picture should help you with image sizing.
This coin is worn probably caused by heavy use many years ago, but you can still make out it is the horse coin from Maroneia. It will make a nice addition to your collection and would make a unique pendant, ring or charm in a bracelet. Who else has a 2400 year old coin. This is the oldest coin I have purchased from any auction, many of these coins were super dirty and I didn't know what I had until they were cleaned.
MARONEIA, Thrace on the shores of the Aegean Sea was a leading trade center in its times. In legend It was the wine of Maroneia that Odysseus used to make the Cyclops drunk, permitting his escape from their cave at the base of Mt. Ismaros. Maroneia was the largest and most important of all ancient Greek colonies of Western Thrace.
My coins are cleaned electronically of the mud and dirt to make them more presentable for jewelry, display, and to help in identification. Sometimes the original metal color may show from the cleaning. I can only guarantee they are authentic through my research. Please read the following.
If you have a report on the coin that states all the particulars of the coin and attests to the authenticity, shows pictures of both the front and back, that report would have cost a minimum of $40, and it would of come from an accredited dealer that is authorized to evaluate a coin. I can see the necessity for a certificate if the coin is of a great value, but not inexpensive coins which I set at $200. I don't give out certificates but I guarantee the coins I sell to be authentic and if they are suspect I will tell you so.
I purchased my coins in auctions from respected dealers that guaranteed they were authentic or dug up in areas where authentic coins were being found by licensed excavators, in foreign countries. I normally had to clean the coins when I got them. I then researched them on the internet and in books in order to identify them. If your worried about your coin being a counterfeit or copy, don't be, counterfeit coins have been identified from as far back as the time the originals were made, even experts would have a hard time identifying a lot these types of coins, as for fakes, most copies are poorly made and are easy to identify To help with identifying some of my coins I used internet sites that show fakes along side the originals and point out the differences.
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An 18 mm dime and 10 mm background squares in some pictures should help you with image sizing.
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