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Most counterfeits of tetartera are very crude and easily distinguishable. I am uncertain regarding your coin. If it is authentic it is most defiantly a Purse coin, a coin that was sealed in a bag and never saw everyday circulation, that would be very uncommon for tetartera and half tetartera. It was a common practice for gold coins. That's why many are found in perfect condition same size and type.
Yes I think youíre right. All the shapes seem to match up. Also seems to match with this other one I just found on eBay that sold a couple months ago. Someone paid over $260 for it! Iím going to see if I can get a refund.
I bought this coin from a small UK eBay antique seller (they sell like 6 items a month). They advertised the coin as ďDrusilla probably Roman found in grandfathers belongingsĒ I offered them 100 GBP and they accepted it. Got it in the mail today. Itís about 35mm and almost 20g (seems light?). In hand you can easily see how much itís been scrubbed down. Under the scope thereís a promising amount of ancient looking dirt and some remnants of what could be green and red patina. The edge also has a good build up of said material. Thereís also a big hole going through near the top that is full of crusty gunk. And finally there appears to be slivering in a couple patches on the surface and just under the gunk which I found suspicious.
Take a look and let me know if you think this is real or a reproduction or what!