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Countermarked Coins.


      A coin that has been punched-stamped (marked) with a design or letters is termed "countermarked".

      Countermarks were applied to either certify foreign coinage as legal currency, to revalue the coin, to allow worn coins to remain in circulation or to tell that it has been tested for proper silver content ( similar to a test cut).

      a large variety of marks, letters were used on Greek and Roman Coins as well as by other countries. Little is really know about may of these countermarks.



AE 22mm, 13.8 Grams

Greek Coin with two countermarks.

Obverse: Bust right SIGMA Countermark

Reverse: Figure seated left. ANCHOR Countermark.


Item Name: Greek countermarked coin.
Item Number: GR 19
Price: SOLD


AE 24mm , 13.1 Grams

Greek Coin of Seleucia

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right. FEMALE HEAD Countermark bottom.

Reverse: Zeus seated left holding Nike and Scepter, headdress of Isis before.


Item Name: Countermarked coin of Seleucia.
Item Number: GR 10
Price: Sold



AE 28mm Half Follis, 5.3 Grams

Byzantine Coin Of JUSTIN II 565-578 A.D.

Obverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG, Justin on left and Sophia on right seated facing on double throne. Reverse: Large K, cross above, ANNO to left, to right CROSS Counterark.


Item Name: Justin II countermarked
Item Number: BZ 40



AE 19mm, 5.6 Grams, SNG ANS 1003, Miletos Mint

Philip II of Macedon  359-336 B.C.

Obverse: Diademed head of Apollo right.

Reverse: Greek legend. Youth on horse right. Monogram below. THUNDERBLOT Countermark  left


Item Name: Philip II countermarked
Item Number: GR 56
Price: SOLD



AE 25mm AS , 6.5 Grams

Augustus 27 B.C. - 14 A.D.

Obverse; AVGVST TRIBVNIC POTEST within wreath


PP ans CAE countermarks.


Item Name: Augustus countermarked
Item Number: IM 254
Price: SOLD


AE 29mm, 15.3 Grams

Unidentified Roman Coin

Obverse: Laureate, draped bust right. Epsilon in circle countermarked lower right.

Reverse: Figure sitting left inside temple.

Item Name: Countermarked Roman Coin
Item Number: CM 11
Price: SOLD





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