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elgitano
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« on: November 19, 2009, 08:30:37 am »

Hi

Please, can anybody tell me something about this coin ?

It´s AE,  20 mm diameter and 6,8 gr

Thank you

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tkmallon
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009, 10:31:03 am »

Indo-Parthian, Pakores (most likely).  Image on left is the reverse (Nike standing right). Some examples at:

http://www.grifterrec.com/coins/indoparthian/indoparthian_2.html

Check if it's magnetic.

tom
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 03:20:17 pm »

Many thanks, Tom

It´s not magnetic, perhaps because I have to use electrolysis to clean it up.

It should be magnetic ?

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tkmallon
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009, 07:18:56 am »

>It should be magnetic?

Not should, but some are. Perhaps magnetic is the wrong word -- 'attracted by a magnet' is better.  These are also sometimes struck on Soter Megas AE.  Electrolysis would have no effect on the composition of metals in the coin.  tom
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 03:28:34 pm »

Some of these coins had a high percentage of nickel in them.  Nickel is attracted to magnets.
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