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AlexB:
Hi All

Is this coin for real? How unusual is missing 'Y' from legend Alexan'poy'

Thanks

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AncientCoins:
hmm...im no expert,but if its real then nice coin



andrew

curtislclay:
      Price 3221, Myriandrus (but attribution uncertain), c. 325-323 BC.  
      Though ALEXANDPO without the Y looks like an error of an engraver who simply ran out of space, this legend form is CONSTANT on Price 3217-21 of this mint, from multiple rev. dies.  So it was apparently intentional!
       The coin looks very convincing in the image, I see no reason at all to doubt its authenticity.
     

AlexB:
Thanks for help - think i'll buy it. Like quirky things....

Rgds

Alex

starbits:
Shucks, the "Y" isn't missing it is right at the top of the staff  ;D

Eric

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