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Ancient coin gift - can you help identify please!

My good friend gave me an ancient coin he found in Malta 22 years ago as a gift but neither him nor I know its origin/date/value


could anyone help??

4 years ago

I do not recognize what it is.  I am sorry I am unable to help.  --Brian

4 years ago

It looks like a medieval Italian coin to me. Maybe the 1500's. Hard to tell for certain.

4 years ago

It doesn't look like anything I've ever seen before. It has no date no clues I bet it's in a book somewhere or an expert on really old coins. Send a picture to an auction house. I have called them and there more than willing to help. Some one out there knows we're and when you will find out don't give up.mike

4 years ago

I do not recognize where it is from, but here is a follow up.  It looks ancient to me.  I see a veiled female bust on the obverse, maybe Demeter?  The reverse: I see a cult statue of a Goddess figure, probably Artemis.  To her right I see another figure, looks like her knee is bent.  judging from what looks like something on her head, I would guess this figure to the right of the central cult statue figure to be Astarte, or Tyche.  Someone who actually recognizes the coin type will do better than I with my poor eyes and lack of patience.  As Mike says, though, without seeing a portion of the legend identity will be difficult unless someone is specifically familiar with this very coin type or the city it was issued from.  I agree with World coin Nut in that it looks Italian.  Hey, Ciao Bella everyone.  

4 years ago

Thank you so much everyone for the helpful comments, I will try to find the appropriate websites to send the image to and identify and will let you know what the verdict is! Any suggestions on the best places online to send such a coin for identification?

4 years ago

There is a discussion area on Forum Ancient Coins that is quite educational, and if you post this in the area for coin identification help surely an answer will be quickly forthcoming.  

4 years ago
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