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« on: February 13, 2020, 11:52:02 pm »

I saw this a couple weeks ago and was curious about the very low weight. It is not for sale and not my coin.
Supposedly a Trajan Decius Double Sestertius with size and weight of 34 mm and 22.85 g.
The 22.85g seems way too light for a double sestertius. All that I have seen were 10-12 grams heavier.
The coin looks good except for some smoothing.
Did these go that low in weight
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 12:51:23 am »

Looking at the specimens in OCRE you see that there is a quite a variance in weight: the heaviest one has 45 g, the lightest 27 g:  http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.4.tr_d.115
So 22 g seem to be possible to me.

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 12:58:42 am »

21g:

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3187340


22.7g

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=3187341
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 01:00:46 am »

Still the coin in question is clearly an old cast forgery, the surfaces, raised rims and blurry devices are quite typical.

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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 06:00:11 am »

Amen--a cast copy.
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 08:32:28 am »

Cast makes sense. Thanks.

I'll add it to the fakes.
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