, 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 (€97.90)
Certificate of Authenticity issued by . SH21937. Gold
, Antioch 197, 79 var., 4066 var., EF, 4.465 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 180o, 1st , Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 362 - 363 A.D.; FL CL IVLIANVS , pearl-diademed, draped, and right; ROMANORVM (the power of the Roman army), (Julian) advancing right, left, dragging captive with right and holding across shoulder, ANTA in ; minor abrasion on emperor's neck and a couple light scratches, ex & ; very ; SOLD
(modern Sremska, Serbia) was originally inhabited by Illyrians and . Conquered by the Romans in the 1st century B.C., it became the capital of the Roman province of Lower . Under Diocletian's , was made one of the four capitals of the Empire. From 318 to 379, which includes the time when this coin was struck, was the capital of the Praetorian prefecture of Illyricum.SH21644.
double maiorina, 106, II 1621, 19153, 38, EF, 9.246 g, maximum 29.0 mm, 0o, 1st , (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) mint, summer 361 - 26 Jun 363 A.D.; D N FL CL IVLIANVS , pearl diademed draped and right; (security of the Republic), bull standing right, two stars above horns, *ASIRM and in ; SOLD
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE FROM THIS CATEGORY - FORVM's PRIOR SALES
Page created in 0.842 seconds