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Chalcidian League, Macedonia, AR Tetradrachm
Obv. Laureate head of Apollo left.
Rev. XAΛΚΙΔΕΩΝ, cithara.
Fig 1a is the false coin - 14.04g

These flooded the market in quantities just before World War II. They can be traced back to Yannis Orphanides a clever counterfeiter active in the 1920s and 1930s.

Published in the IAPN BOC Vol 24, No. 1 in 1999 - example 1a
Image used with permission of IAPNMartin Griffiths
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