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Can anyone identify this coin?
I found it with other coin in a bag left by my father after he passed away.


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It looks like a rather poor copy of an Athenian 'Owl' tetradrachm. The portrait on the obverse is the goddess Athena.

The original coins were struck from silver as can be seen in this example from the British Museum collection:

Athenian Owl Tetradrachm

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  • the dulling of the inscriptions hints to me, that it might be a casted copy.
    – Trish
    Commented Oct 4, 2018 at 15:35

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