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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I am wanting to know what the words "ave eana poy" mean in english can anyone help me out on this, and also is it in fact a Greek coin?
    thank you in advance

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      I know that CW won't be able to cope with Ancient Greek so I will just say that it is meant to be ALEXANDROY or 'of Alexander'.

      Perhaps I'll give it a go: ??????????

      I think the coin is a 'stater' = tetrdrachm an Ancient Greek silver coin equivalent to four drachmae. It was in wide circulation from 510 to 38 BC.
      The figure on the left is Athena wearing a crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with a coiled snake, her braided hair falling straight down the back of her neck and visible as wavy locks beneath her helmet to the side.
      On the right is a figure that could be Nike holding a wreath and ship stylis (ornament) or a mast or perhaps it's Hermes.
      Below the wreath there's a mint control mark consisting of the Greek letters 'iota, delta, iota' under Athena's right wing, and to the right the inscription "Of Alexander."?
      There is a forum where you might ask for comment:

      Hope this might get you started.

      This area is a minefield when it comes to fakes.
    2. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Thats what I would do WLW . As there is no hurry . A professional will know if it is real or a fake by holdig it . If you were to list to sell you would need to know for sure at any rate . Good Luck Post when you find out . I again only wonder why this coin is only shown in Gold never in silver color which makes me wonder if it ever was done in silver ?
    3. WLW WLW, 7 years ago
      if you look closely at the bottom of the coin under Nike's feet
      there are six pebbles? stones? or whatever they are!
      I have found no coin fake or otherwise that has those on it.
      baffeling huh?
      oh by the way it weighs 7.7 grams
    4. WLW WLW, 7 years ago
      I sent the pictures of the coin to a coin dealer in Dayton, he said by the pictures it did not appear to be what we thought , however I am going to take it to him next week so he can get a better look.
      I will kepp you all posted
    5. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Ok WLW sounds good . Does he think it is not authentic ? Like we did ?
    6. WLW WLW, 7 years ago
      he never really said but I am sort of leaning that direction myself
      we will see next week
    7. WLW WLW, 7 years ago
      well I had the object(coin) checked a so called expert on ancient coins said it was not a coin, so now I am going to have it tested to see if it is silver.
      if it is silver, then I want to know what it is, if it is not a coin
    8. HierasGlasnevin, 6 years ago
      Hello WLW,
      I have this same token you posted pictures of. I am interested to learn if you discovered any further information. Mine has a hole drilled at that top so one could wear it as a necklace. Additionally, mine is unsoiled, and shaped slightly different. Only the tops of four stones are visible on the reverse. The space between the edge and Athena's headpiece is also slimmer. I had presumed it was an item from a gift shop. It was a gift from a long time resident of Cincinnati, perhaps both of our come from the same source.
    9. fredward, 7 months ago
      Has anyone considered the possibility that these medals? (I have two in a white metal which have been polished-up as brilliantly as if they were silver,) might be souvenirs of that most Victorian coming-of-age-event, the "Grand Tour".

      Too, has anyone noticed the Greek Orthodox Cross held by the angel, [sic] or even his incongrous halo?

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