Roman Republic, Servius Sulpicius, 51 B.C., Ancient Counterfeit
The probably refers to the naval of P. Sulpicius . The in during the First Macedonian War, in 210 B.C. he led the first Roman fleet into the Aegean Sea and captured , which was plundered and given to the Aetolians, allies of the Romans.RR83521. silver plated , 8, 931, 1553, 438/1 (official, solid silver, Rome mint, very ), VF, corrosion resulting in many small platting breaks, scratch in right , 3.807 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 180o, unofficial mint, c. 51 - 60 B.C.; laureate of , SER downward behind, upward before; Naval made of captured rudders, , oars, prows, and aplustres, between draped figure on left, nude Macedonian captive on right; very ; $280.00 (€249.20)
, April to 1 June 193 - March, April or May 194 A.D., Ancient Counterfeit
was declared emperor by his troops after the murder of . , after consolidating his own forces and taking Rome, marched upon Niger and defeated him three times. After a fourth in a final defeat at Issus, Niger fled towards but was overtaken and executed.
RS84163. silver plated , cf. 70c (solid silver, official, Antioch mint), , pierced, 2.194 g, maximum 20.2 mm, 180o, unofficial counterfeiter mint, IMP CAE PESC NIGER AV (or similar), laureate right; (to eternal Rome), seated left on throne, wearing in military attire, in right hand, spear vertical behind in left, round behind resting at base of spear; $215.00 (€191.35)
, 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 ; $125.00 (€111.25)
Cherronesos, , c. 400 - 338 B.C.
Cherronesos is Greek for 'peninsula' and several cities used the name. The city in Thracian Chersonesos (the Gallipoli peninsula) that struck these coins is uncertain. The coins may have been struck at Cardia by the peninsula as a league, or perhaps they were struck by lost city on the peninsula named Cherronesos. Cherronesos was controlled by Athens from 560 B.C. to 338 B.C., aside from a brief period during this time when it was controlled by . It was taken by of in 338 B.C., in 189 B.C., and Rome in 133 B.C. It was later ruled by the and then by the Ottoman Turks.
GS75394. Silver , CNG e-auction 104, lot 37; otherwise apparently unpublished; perhaps an ancient plated counterfeit with a debased core, F, lamination defects, corrosion, scratches, 2.025 g, maximum 12.9 mm, Cherronesos (or counterfeiter's) mint, c. 400 - 338 B.C.; forepart right, turned back left, tongue protruding; quadripartite square with alternating shallow and deeper sunken quarters, selinon (or grape?) leaf on a stem in on of the sunk quadrants, a pellet in the opposite sunk quadrant; only the 2nd example of this known to ; $50.00 (€44.50)
, Augusta 146 - Winter 175/176 A.D., Wife of
The origin and purpose of the bronze "limes" is uncertain. They may have been a token currency used only along the borders of the Empire. They may have been illegal counterfeits with a now long gone thin silver wash.BB77890. Bronze , cf. p. 401, MA120; 139; MA696; 12; 5256 (silver, Rome mint), F, , rough dark green , some corrosion, 2.601 g, maximum 18.5 mm, 180o, uncertain mint, struck under , 161 - 175 A.D.; FAVSTINA , draped right, wearing a double strand pearl diadem, hair in a bun at the back; , standing left, veiled, in right hand, long vertical in left hand, at feet on left standing left; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $25.00 (€22.25)
, Augusta 254 - c. September 268 A.D.
was the goddess or personification of luck and success. She played an important role in Rome's state religion during the empire and was frequently portrayed on coins. She became a prominent symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the Roman Empire.
RA79887. silver plated , cf. 903c, J6 ( ), J22, 10636, 50 var. ( leg., ) ( , official, Cologne mint, 257-259), F, plated, corrosion, edge crack, 2.561 g, maximum 20..4 mm, 0o, criminal counterfeiter's mint, c. 257 - 265 A.D.; AVG, draped right, wearing , hair in ridges and in plait looped below ear up the back of , crescent behind shoulders; , seated left, in right hand, in left hand; $16.00 (€14.24)
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