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Greek Tetradrachm Gela Sicily (Replica) 466BC to 413BC

 Date: none 
 Mint mark: none 
 Size: small 
 Description from requester: looks like it is made of gold and pressed. looks like the letters CEAAI on top of a bull with man face on one side and the letters COPT below a person standing behind a horse on the other side. no dates, and it is not perfectly round. I found it on my property while digging in the ground in Williamson, NY. 
 [Request 7034 received from jeff cormier, Thursday, 10-Mar-2011, answered by Paul] 
 [Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tuesday, 21-Aug-2012] 

Greek Tetradrachm Gela Sicily (Replica) 466BC to 413BC | gela tetradrachm sicily man horse lamda bull ceaa chariot cow angel king copt ground i property williamson ny tetradracm tetras There is a growing segment of numismatics (coin collecting) that specializes in ancient and medieval coinage. A surprising number of these coins still exist, and modern cleaning and conservation methods are revealing their beauty and wonder. You can actually hold coins from ancient Greece and Rome in your hand, and add old, old coins from Bible times, and even before, to your collection. Two of our favorite dealer sites for such coins are:

- VCoins.com
- MAShops.com

Many of these coins are very afforadable, and all are extremely interesting.

Jeff's coin is a replica (COPY) of an Greek silver tetradrachm from Gela (Sicily). Since it is a copy, it is worth only small amounts. You can find these on dealer sites and on eBay for $10 US dollars or so. Were it real, it could easily fetch 100s, even 1000s, of dollars.

Some interesting tid bits about Jeff's coin (gleaned from the Internet) are:

The bull-man is the river god Gelas

The chariot rider is Quadriga, galloping right, with Nike flying above two crown horses

The date is somewhere around 466-413 BC

You can see several other genuine coins like this at this link.

One online collect thinks that many coins like this were manufactured recently and distributed in the US to promote a Greek book

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