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FORVM`s Classical Numismatics Discussion Board  |  Numismatic and History Discussions  |  Byzantine Coins (Moderators: vercingetorix, wileyc, Paleologos)  |  Topic: Constans II Sear 1053 / 1056 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
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« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2010, 08:14:33 pm »

Looks like I have another one to add. Thaks to a kind person who pointed me to this thread after I listed it:

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« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2011, 07:59:56 pm »

Fake coin reports please. 
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« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2019, 06:19:36 pm »

Another one . . .
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« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2019, 09:11:27 am »

As an add on: Nov 14, 2018, CNG eAuction 432, Lot 618, sold a "modern Carthage mint follis of Constans II (SB 1053)" as part of a multiple lot.

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« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2019, 05:44:42 am »

There is a doubtful coin of this kind currently being offered at auction by CNG.  The discussion here on Forum (going back to 2008) seems to confirm what a very knowledgeable dealer told me about 15 years ago.  He suggested that the dies (or cast) used to make the fake coins were based on the line drawing in Sabatier.  It may be that Sabatier saw a genuine coin but his drawing included inaccuracies.  The forger only had access to the Sabatier drawing and in that way the inaccuracies were transferred to the fake coins.  Stating the obvious - MIB lists only two examples: the Sabatier coin (whatever it is) and one in DO (no. 134).  Many thanks to the anonymous friend who reminded me just now of the possibility that fakes exist.

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