I received this Kroisos stater
in a lot with other fake coins
I thought first ít could be an electrotype
because in this lot of 7 fakes
were 4 electrotypes and 2 cast fakes
+ old Dido medal cast
But the edge has not a smooth filed edge/rim as the electrotypes I own at the moment and no traces of the seam where the two halves were joined together. And the coins seems to have a silver core and not a copper core like electrotype fakes
Do ancient gold plated
exist from this emissions?
So, is this coin an ancient counterfeit
Or an electrotype
and I oversee something?
Or seomething else?
is very much appreciate.
And I will not bite, I only bite if there is a chance that authentic coins will condemed because even if they later turn out to be authentic due to die links or die matches to authentic coins from excavations etc they still
will be tainted
Pictures are made with usb microscope.