, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Roman Provincial , Ancient Counterfeit
J. G. wrote in 1933, "There are scarcely any counterfeits or of Alexandrian coins in existence, other than those made in modern times." This is an ancient counterfeit Alexandrian of struck with unofficial dies shared with published by William in "Two ." The first of the two hoards, a "Hoard of from Luxor" was acquired by E. T. at Luxor in March, 1908. The American Numismatic Society Collection includes 76 pieces from the hoard. The counterfeits were probably struck c. 138 A.D., the date of the latest official prototype imitated in the hoard. The die combination of our coin is upublished.RX85240. , , 1. A Hoard of from Luxor, IV / 8 (unlisted die combination); cf. 246, 5293 (official, ), VF, attractive dark , and struck on a , 13.386 g, maximum 24.1 mm, 0o, unoffical counterfeiter's mint, c. 138 A.D.; NEo KΛΛV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEPM, right, wearing ; AVTO KPΛ, helmeted and of right, L IΓ (year 13 = 29 Aug 66 - 28 Aug 67 A.D.) to right; very ; $580.00 (Ä516.20)
Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy X II, c. 116 - 80 B.C., Ancient Counterfeit
This is an unusual ancient counterfeit with a Cypriot portrait of Zeus . The central "dimples" on this counterfeit were actually cut into the dies and struck into the . On the official coins the "dimple" resulted from a production process and was not a feature of the dies. This is the third specimen of this counterfeit known to .GP84120. Bronze AE 21, cf. 1698 (official mint), VF, dark green , highlighting earthen deposits, pre-strike casting sprue remaining, struck imitations of , 5.201 g, maximum 20.6 mm, 0o, unofficial Cypriot mint, c. 116 - 80 B.C.; diademed of Zeus right, central "dimple"; ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, two eagles standing left on thunderbolts, side by side, heads left, wings closed, left, central "dimple"; $130.00 (Ä115.70)
, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D., Ancient Counterfeit With
This coin combines an die of , 337 - 361, with a die of , 360 - 363 A.D. The unlikely of types from different emperors and issues, the light , and the flaw on the indicate it is a plated ancient counterfeit.
Ancient counterfeits often have mismatched obverses and reverses. Transfer dies were made using genuine coins which were destroyed in the process. Since making each die destroyed the coin, the same coin could not be used to make both dies. The destroyed coins were undoubtedly melted to contribute to the silver foil plate.
Unlike counterfeit , counterfeit are very . are so thin, that striking counterfeits with a bronze core apparently could not provide an economic benefit worth the effort and risk.
RS79849. silver plated reduced , cf. official, mint, silver, 180 (for ) and 233 (for ), aVF, on a cutting off parts of , marks, scratches, corrosion, edge crack, edge chips, 1.385 g, maximum 17.1 mm, 180o, illegal mint, c. 360 - 365 A.D.; D N CONSTANTIVS , laureate, draped, and right; VOT / X / MVLT / XX in four lines within , in closing at the top, CONST in ; $110.00 (Ä97.90)
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