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BYZANTINE, Imitation Latin Trachy221 viewsObv: No design
Rev: Emperor standing, holding labarum and akakia
18-20 mm
Imitation of Sear 2044
Is this coin the worst imitation ever made? The "celator" tooled the reverse design directly onto the coin! He did not even bother with the obverse, probably because the official issues were so poorly struck anyway.
From the collection of Laetvs
Laetvs
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BYZANTINE, Maurice Tiberius AV (Fouree) Solidus419 viewsMaurice Tiberius AV Solidus.
Obverse: D N MAVRC TIb PP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger
Reverse: VICTORI AAVCCC, angel holding long P-headed cross and globus cruciger; Exergue: CONOB.
Attribution: DOC I 5f; MIB II 6. SBV #sb0478 (Thanks to Wildwinds.com)
This coin seems heavy to be plated silver. I have yet to weigh it. I believe the core to be lead; however, I am unsure.
4 commentsGunner
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CELTIC, Celtic imitation - AE 22111 viewsoverstrike

Serdi region
? (original Macedonian issue 185-168 BC)
head of rivergod Strymon right
wide trident
type: (A?)5B
imitation of: SNG Copenhagen 1298-9 var.
8,37g 22-20mm

original coin probably is:

Thessalonica
158-31 BC
head of Dionysos with ivy wreath right
goat standing right
ΘEΣΣA_ΛO / N_IK_HΣ
(NE) / ? other monograms
Sear #1466; BMC Macedonia p. 110, 10 - 16

Head of goat and one ivy-leaf under Strymon's head are slightly visible.

Imitations from Serdi region weren't used to fool Macedonian traders but as their own currency. This coin is one of overstrikes on official Macedonian coins which prooves this theory.
Johny SYSEL
Strymon30.jpg
CELTIC, Celtic imitation - AE 2298 viewsoverstrike

Serdi region
? (original Macedonian issue 185-168 BC)
head of rivergod Strymon right
wide trident
MAKE / ?ΔONΩN?
type: type E3A
imitation of: SNG Copenhagen 1298-9 var.
6,70g 22mm

Wave on Strymon's face is relic of original coin also there is slightly visible inscription (perpendicular to trident).
original coin probably is:

Thessalonica
158-31 BC
head of Dionysos with ivy wreath right
goat standing right
ΘEΣΣA_ΛO / N_IK_HΣ
(NE) / ? other monograms
Sear #1466; BMC Macedonia p. 110, 10 - 16

Imitations from Serdi region weren't used to fool Macedonian traders but as their own currency. This coin is one of overstrikes on official Macedonian coins which prooves this theory.
Johny SYSEL
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CELTIC, Drachm, Imitating Istros125 viewsCELTIC, Uncertain Eastern Europe. Uncertain tribe. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Drachm (17mm, 4.75 g, 12h). Imitating Istros. Two male heads facing, the right inverted / Sea-eagle on dolphin rightAndreas G
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GREEK, Alexander III Fouree Tetradrachm190 views27mm 14.74g
Test cut on obv. exposing copper core. Scrape on reverse. Looks like the finder went a bit overboard with the cleaning.
Unfortunately I lack the references to tell what type/mint this is imitating but I believe it is not a lifetime issue.

3 commentsTRPOT
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GREEK, Alexander III the great; fouree (Silver plated)18 viewsFranz-Josef M
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GREEK, Barbarous Copy of an Athenian Owl414 viewsTetradrachm with obverse head of Athena. Reverse has owl standing, right, with olive twig and crescent moon. Partial legend to right.
20 mm 16.8 gm
Some coins are like ugly kids. When they're yours, you love 'em!!
Massanutten
2 commentsMassanutten
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GREEK, Fouree Plate Coin!281 viewsTaras --AE Fouree stater (Ex Vlasto). 334-330BC. Boy on horse prancing right/Taras on dolphin left,helmet in right field. Ravel 653 (this coin). 1 commentsfeatherz
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Greek, ILLYRIA, Dyrrhachium - Drachm32 viewsAv : "XENWN" above Cow standing right suckling calf, caps of Dioscuri above
Rv : "?" around double stellate Pattern

19 mm, 2.92g

Note: Maybe an imitative type
1 commentsNikandros
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ROMAN EMPIRE, "Limes" denarius, Caracalla824 viewswhitetd49
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus, Georgian imitation158 viewsaugustus georgian imitation very interesting coin david g2
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarian imitative late Roman coin, two soldiers66 viewsBarbaric imitative most likely of Constantine The Great.
Obverse : Helmeted bust left with Illiterate legend.
Reverse : Two soldiers and standard with illiterate legend and ex.
15 mm diam., 2.5 g
NORMAN K
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbaric "Fallen Horseman" AE3345 viewsObverse with incomplete legend, F AVG
Reverse legend completely blundered
No exergue
whitetd49
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbaric "fallen horseman" late roman coin30 viewsLegend not legible but appears to be a coin in the Constantine era.
Obverse has a right facing bust
Reverse has a soldier spearing a fallen horseman
21.8 mm, 4.3 g.
NORMAN K
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbaric Antoninianus coin23 viewsImitation of a roman Antoninian. A wire was fixed on the surface of this coin, a piece of it is still visible. Franz-Josef M
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbaric Constans148 viewsObv:CONSTANS AVG
laureate, draped & cuirassed bust left
Rev: gloria exercitvs type
two soldiers holding spears & shields,
one standard between them; o on banner
12mm 1.1 gm
OWL365
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbaric Constans ?105 viewsObv:AVG
draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:emperor on galley right , holding labarum
17mm 1.7 gm
OWL365
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbaric Constantine I127 viewsObv:nonsense
helmet, cuirassed bust right
Rev:VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP type
two Victories standing facing one another
holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar
snake in ex
18mm 3,5 gm
OWL365
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbaric Constantine I107 viewsObv:nonsense
helmet, cuirassed bust right
Rev:VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP type
two Victories standing facing one another
holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar
17 mm 2.1 gm
OWL365
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbaric Constantine I127 viewsObv:nonsense
laureate & cuirassed bust left
Rev:VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP type
two Victories standing facing one another
holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar
marks in ex
17mm 2,5 gm
OWL365
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbaric Constantine I97 viewsObv: nonsense
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI type
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on a
globe & scepter, eagle at foot left with a
wreath in its beak
IIII in ex
19mm 1.7 gm
OWL365
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbaric Fallen Horseman118 views0.62g - 11mm1 commentsHG
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Claudius I45 viewsObv: Bare head, left.
Rev: S C
Minerva advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield.
As 5.2 gm 23.6 mm
Comment: Really interesting depiction of hand-hold on shield.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Constantius Gallus16 viewsObv: D N CONSTANTIVS IV( ) NOB (I) C
Bare headed, draped (and cuirassed) bust, right.
Rev: Constantius Gallus between two standards. Alpha in left field, Betta in right.
3.5 gm 20 mm
Comment: Note the absence of N in IVN in the obverse legend and addition of letter between the NOB and C. Interesting that the field marks are taken from a Constantius II version of the official issue.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Fallen Horseman type41 viewsObv: Inscription consisting of a series of "I"s. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Inscription consisting of repeating "H"s and "I"s. Roman soldier spearing fallen horseman. Imitates the common FEL TEMP REPARATIO type.
1.7 gm, 16.1 mm.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Fourth Century Votive25 viewsObv: Laureate and cuirassed bust, left.
Rev: Most probably a votive inscription in four lines within wreath.
2.2 gm 16.9 mm Base metal.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Magnentius23 viewsObv: Bare-headed draped and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories facing each other and holding shield with inscription.
1.9 gm 16.9 mm Exergue: PLG
Comment: Purports to be a half-Centenionalis which did not exist for the official issue.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Uncertain Ruler24 viewsObv: Radiate and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Sol advancing, left.
2.6 gm 18 mm Antoninianus
Comment: Amazingly, this barbarous Ant is fully silvered!
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Uncertain Ruler29 viewsObv: Radiate (and cuirassed) bust, right.
Rev: Figure standing, right, with transverse spear.
.9 gm 10.3 mm Ae4
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Uncertain Ruler40 viewsObv: (No visible inscription).
Radiate head, right.
Rev: (No visible inscription).
Helmeted (?) figure facing with spear (?) at right side. Crescent in opposite field.
8.9 mm, .6 gm, Ae4
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Uncertain Ruler30 viewsObv: Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust, right. Inscription beginning 'I'.
Rev: Uncertain, perhaps Fides with standard to left. Inscription beginning 'FID'.
2.1 gm, 14.3 mm.
Comment: Unusually fine obverse bust.
Massanutten
bpBarb1M4Victs.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Victoriae Laetae type.20 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
3.7 gm 17.4 mm
Comment: Note the X at altar front and addition of a dove (?) at top of shield.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Victoriae Laetae type.17 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
2.4 gm 16.8 mm
Comment: Note the palm frond (?) at front of altar and dove (?) at top of shield.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Victoriae Laetae type.19 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
2.6 gm 16.3 mm
Comment: Note the X with center crossbar at front of altar and snake (?) added to front of shield.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Victoriae Laetae type.17 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
3.1 gm 18.3 mm
Comment: Note that the helmet appears to extend fully around to encompass the neck!
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Victoriae Laetae type.14 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
2.9 gm 17 mm
Comment: Note that the shield appears to contain a sunburst.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Victoriae Laetae type.19 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
2.1 gm 16 mm
Comment: Note the X in lower altar, three pellets in exergue, pellet in upper altar, two pellets in shield and single pellet above.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Victoriae Laetae type.17 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
2.6 gm 15.5 mm
Comment: Note the MSIS mintmark.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Victoriae Laetae type.16 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
3.2 gm 17.5 mm
Comment: Note pellet bordered square in shield.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Victoriae Laetae type.46 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
2.5 gm 16.8 mm
Comment: Note small lower altar with reversed E on top. Shield is small and stylized with a flat bottom. Object above may be a part of the legend or a rendition of a bird.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Victoriae Laetae type.41 viewsObv: Laureate and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
3.1 gm 17.8 mm
Comment: The only one these entries that may not be Constantine. Perhaps Crispus? Note the X in lower altar. Shield is so small it may be a laurel wreath.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Victoriae Laetae type.41 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
3 gm 18 mm
Comment: Note CLTS in exergue. Extremely small shield.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Victories, Shield and Altar, Coin 1.45 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
2.8 gm 17.5 mm
Comment: Shares same die as coin 2. shown next. Interesting that their separate paths should find them together here.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Victories, Shield and Altar, Coin 2.17 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
2.2 gm 17 mm
Comment: See Coin 1. (same dies). Unfortunately, I did not record the seller.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbaric Julia Domna450 viewsJulia Domna --AR Denarius. Contemporary (ancient) imitation. IVLIA DOMINA (sic) AVG. R: Vesta seated left holding palladium and sceptre. 2 commentsfeatherz
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbaric Tetricus imitative similar to RIC VII 86 Gallic mint, 270-273 CE28 viewsObverse: IMP TETRICVS PF AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: LAETITIA AVG, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor.
14.5 mm., .8 g.
NORMAN K
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbaric VOTA type366 viewsObv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left. Unknown legend.

Rev: (Pi) dot XX within laurel wreath. Unknown legend
Exe: Gamma, (reversed "S") T

barbaric imitation of vows coin. Ruler and date unknown.

From the collection of Bluefish
2 commentsBluefish
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous Constantine I351 views imitation of Constantine I
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
vic9128
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous copy of uncertain provincial? AE308 viewsVictory on globe? Your guess as good as mine.1 commentsflinn
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous Fourth Century Votive28 viewsObv: _ _ NSTANNSVNNOB_ _ _ _
Laureate and draped bust, right.
Rev: VOT XX M•V•LT XXX
Votive legend in three lines within wreath.
2.4 gm, 17 mm, Exergue: T•S•Γ
Comment: Unusually accurate portrayal of reverse. The mintmark imitates Thessalonica.
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous imitation of Roman coin AE11mm75 viewsBarbarous imitation of Roman coin C.300-350AD
UK Metal detector find
Lee S
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous mule78 viewsThe details are indistinct. The obverse legend says " D N C. . .TIANTIS P F AVG", while the reverse is a Gloria Romanum type usually found in the era of Valentinian--emperor advancing right, dragging captive by the hair & holding labarum. TES in exergue. Crude. Dacian counterfeit?Libanus93
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous Radiate, 09mm – 0,24g ----- Type Pax9 viewsMinimgascogne
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous Radiate, 10mm – 0,49g ----- Type Salus9 viewsMinimgascogne
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous Radiate, 12mm – 0,54g ----- Type Pietas6 viewsMinimgascogne
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous Radiate, 12mm – 0,60g ----- Type Invictus8 viewsMINIMgascogne
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous Radiate, 12mm – 0,69g ----- Type Salus6 viewsMinimgascogne
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous Radiate, 12mm – 1,12g ----- Type Virtus9 viewsMinimgascogne
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous VLPP262 viewsimitation of Constantine I
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
This is a barbarous coin imitating Constantine’s VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP. The style is very good and the obverse legend is close with CONSTNNT-NSNNG. The reverse is nicely done and the exergue reads ESIS and there is an I on the altar.

from the collection of Victor
My Barbarian Pages
Victor
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous VLPP274 viewsimitation of Constantine I
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
This is the best barbarian imitative I have seen (in the Siscia style). The style is very good and the legends are almost correct.

collection of Victor
My Barbarian Pages
Victor
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous VLPP223 viewsFormer Crusty with excellent detailtikitubab
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous, Constantinian Era15 viewsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous, Constantinian Era17 viewsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caligula, Fouree Denarius with Agrippina reverse130 viewsObv: C CAESAR AVG PON M TR POT III COS [???]
Rev: AGRIPPINA MAT C CAES AVG GERM

19mm 2.7g
Imitating type from Rome mint 40-41 A.D.
chipped flan, numerous breaks in the silver plating

2 commentsTRPOT
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla "Cast in Gaul" As321 viewsANTONINVS PIVS AVG PONT TRP VI
INDVLGENTIA AVGG/IN CARTH/S C
Dea Caelestis looks front, holds drum, riding lion
22 mm. 3.49 g, Such lightweight casts in brass, usually on thin round flans, are what Cohen calls "Cast in Gaul". Specimens in the BM coll. are BMC V pl. 49.3, 50.5-6, and 52.8. They are considerably commoner than the struck originals (courtesy of Curtis Clay).

1 commentswhitetd49
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla Fouree/Limes Denarius251 viewsObverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right
Reverse: PM TR P XVI C[O]S III[I] [P]P
Attribution: RSC 211.
Gunner
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla Limes Denarius - RIC 4200 viewsObv:– M AVR ANTONINVS CAES, Laureate bust right
Rev:– SEVERI AVG PII FIL, Lituus, knife, jug, simpulum and sprinkler
Reference:– RIC 4
maridvnvm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla RIC 030a (Fouree)212 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, Older boys laureate bust, draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– PONTIF TR P III, Caracalla, as Sol, standing front, head left holding globe and spear
Reference:– RIC 30a
Some parts of core exposed on reverse.
maridvnvm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla RIC 258c (Fouree)203 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate bust right
Rev:– P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Jupiter standing right holding thunderbolt & scepter
Reference:– RIC 258c
maridvnvm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, Fourree Denarius50 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS. Laureate and draped bust right
rev: Victory advancing left
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, Unofficial denarius524 viewsCaracalla, AD 211-217
AR Denarius - 19mm, 4.15g
unofficial mint, c. 212 AD
laureate bust r.
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Annona seated l., holding wheat ears over modius in r. hand, cornucopia in l.
P M TR P XV COS III P P
ancient imitation

"It is an ancient imitation, as style and composition show. That explains the hybrid titulature, GERM on obv. but only TR P XV on rev.

Rev. appears to be P M TR P XV COS III P P, Annona seated l., holding wheat ears over modius in r. hand, cornucopia in l. " - Curtis Clay
Ardatirion
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CITY COMMEMORATIVE, URBS ROMA, Barbarous75 viewsObv: VRBS ROMA
Helmeted and cuiirassed bust, left
Rev: Anepigraphic
She-wolf standing, left, suckling Romulus and Remus. Two stars above.
1.4 gm 14.5 mm Mark: • in crescent PLG•
RIC: N/A
Comment: Attributed by Adrian Marsden to a production site suspected to be somewhere in Britian and known for it's high quality imitations. Mimics the style of the reduced weight issues of Arles while carryind a fabricated mintmark of Lugdunum (Lyons).
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius Barbarous, 34mm!242 viewsobv: head right
rev: Spes standing left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt
1 commentsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius Fouree Denarius284 viewsFouree version of a Claudian Denarius. The bronze is showing through gaps in the silver. 1 commentsLollia
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius Fouree Denarius96 viewsObv: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG P M TR P VI IMP XI
Rev: S P Q R / P P / OB CS
legend in 3 lines surrounded by oak wreath

17mm 2.6g
imitating RIC I 41
minted 46 A.D. or later
TRPOT
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius II6 viewsClaudius II with alter reverse barbarous radiatejessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CLAUDIUS II A.D. 268-270 Barbarous Radiate14 viewsBarbarous radiate with alter reversejessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CLAUDIUS II A.D. 268-270? barbarous radiate5 viewsBarbarous radiate with campgate and eagle reverse.jjessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius, Barbarous, 34mm!28 viewsobv: head right
rev: Spes standing left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantian Era barbarous15 viewsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I "VLPP" Barb238 viewsNice example from the celators in Germany...1 commentsMayadigger
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Roman Empire, Constantine I - VLPP Imitative7 viewsBarbarianHoard
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I - VLPP Imitative92 viewsBarbarianHoard
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Roman Empire, Constantine I - VLPP Imitative10 viewsBarbarianHoard
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I - VLPP Imitative91 viewsBarbarianHoard
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Roman Empire, Constantine I - VLPP Imitative12 viewsThis portrait is conclusive proof that space aliens built the aqueducts. Reverse legend of III... wraps 360 degrees.BarbarianHoard
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I - VLPP Imitative96 viewsThis portrait is conclusive proof that space aliens built the aqueducts. Reverse legend of III... wraps 360 degrees.BarbarianHoard
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Roman Empire, Constantine I - VLPP Imitative15 viewsHigh crested helmet left, with spear & shield. Horse-rider on shield. Reverse legend of N N N... wraps 360 degrees.1 commentsBarbarianHoard
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I - VLPP Imitative103 viewsHigh crested helmet left, with spear & shield (horseman on shield). Reverse legend of NNN... wraps 360 degrees.BarbarianHoard
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Roman Empire, Constantine I - VLPP Imitative11 viewsAbsolutely gorgeous coin in hand, but strangely aphotogenic. Nicely sculpted bust with very high relief. A rare instance of bare bronze showing on the highlights that actually enhances the beauty of the coin. One of my favorites.BarbarianHoard
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I - VLPP Imitative82 viewsAbsolutely gorgeous coin in hand, but strangely aphotogenic. Nicely sculpted bust with very high relief. A rare instance of bare bronze on the highlights actually enhancing the beauty of the coin.BarbarianHoard
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I - VLPP Imitative106 views2 commentsBarbarianHoard
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Victoria Latae Princi Perp Barbarous Issue199 viewsConstantine The Great V.L.P.P. Barb..

Gunner
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I? Prince Perp type/Obverse195 viewsA great example of a barb...just lines and slashes for lettersMayadigger
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I? Prince Perp type/Obverse216 views....in this case the "celator" created a much better style of false lettering; note that he didn't resort to "lines and slashes", but rather seemed to make up an alphabet of his own. The portrait here is much more life-like, as well. Good job!Mayadigger
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantinian Barbarous54 viewsAliens w/Sombreros Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantinian Era Barbarous44 viewsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantinople Commemmorative w/ Victory Reverse AE4 Barbarous Imitation253 viewsBarbaric imitation of a Constantinople Commemmorative Coin imitating the Siscia mint.

1 commentsGunner
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II Caesar - Imitative79 viewsGloria Ecercitvs type: Two soldiers stg, facing, w/ spear & shield, two standards between.
Ex: TRP (Trier)
Blundered obverse legend appears to be an unskilled attempt to copy the original legend.
BarbarianHoard
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II, Fouree Solidus132 viewsObv: CONSTANTIVS AVGVSTVS
Rev: GLORIA REIPVBLICAE

21mm 2.39g
unknown illegal mint, after 337 A.D.
1 commentsTRPOT
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CRISPUS, BARBAROUS IMITATION196 viewsType VIRTVS EXERCIT, with standart VOT X.. really interesting example of imitationRicardo Veltri
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Denier Fourré de Trajan2 viewsAVERS : ? (pas parvenu à trouvé un avers correspondant au revers .. pour le moment ... hybride ?)
REVERS : PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR Felicitas debout à gauche, tenant un caducée et une corne d'abondance
Diamètre : 18 mm | Poids : 2,5 g
Vamp
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Denier fourré de Vespasien3 viewsDenier hybride fourré de Vespasien
Diamètre : 19 mm Poids : 2,7 g
Vamp
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian - Fourree denarius 171 viewsObverse: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS II - Laureate head right.
Reverse: (CONCOR) DIA PR - Concordia seated left with patera and cornucopia.
mm. 17 - g. 1,87
Obverse legend known only for AE - Reverse belong to Vitellius (Cohen 18)
Fourree.
FlaviusDomitianus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian - Fourree denarius 296 viewsbverse: CAESAR DIV F DOMITIANVS COS VII - Laureate head right.
Reverse: COS V - Heifer standing right.
mm. 19 - g. 2,76
Obverse as RIC 265-274 Titus - Reverse as RIC 858 Vespasian
Fourree.
FlaviusDomitianus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian - Fourree Tetradrachm75 viewsObverse: AYTOK KAIΣAP ΔOMITINOΣ ΣΕB - Laureate head right.
Reverse: ETOYΣ TPITOY / LΓ - Bust of Alexandria right.
mm. 23 - g. 7,10
as RPC II 2491 - S.N.G. France 4 878-880 (Diobol) but with silver lamina.
Engraver's error: year indicated twice: TPITOY and LΓ
Apparently struck in 82-83 a.D.
ex Harlan J. Berk
FlaviusDomitianus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian ancient counterfeit denarius345 viewsAncient counterfeit denarius, 3.13g, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII, laur. head r. with aegis
TR POT III CENS P P P, Minerva 2

The obverse of this coin is a technically correct copy of the April 85 A.D. denarii, save for the odd style. The lettering style is exceptionally good. But the reverse is wrong. It displays again a TR P date, and in addition from the previous year (84 A.D.) while the second part consisting in CENS P P P is a form only used from late 85 onwards. This coin shares its dies with a coin from the Warren Esty coll.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Elagabalus Fouree Antoninianus206 views" However if his too is just the core of a plated ancient forgery, then it is not the early mint product that I was postulating, but just the work of an ancient forger that could easily be joining an obv. and a rev. derived from two different coins. Checking my cast of Gunner's coin against Heather's image, the two coins do appear to be from the same dies.
Apart from stealing mint dies, counterfeiters sometimes manufactured transfer dies from official coins, which also allowed them to produce counterfeits in mint style. " - Curtis Clay
Gunner
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Elagabalus limes denarius237 viewsElagabalus --AE Denarius. Limes/Barbaric imitation. [ANT]ONINVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / SANCT DEO SOLI, ELAGABAL in exergue, quadriga right bearing stone of Emesa upon which is an eagle; four parasols around. Cf. RIC IV 195; cf. BMCRE 284; cf. RSC 268 featherz
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ROMAN EMPIRE, ELAGABALUS, Victory Denarius 16 May 218 - March 222 C.E. -Limes Denarius Mule with reverse of Alexander Severus 30 viewsReverse / PROVIDENTIA DEORVM, Providence standing left, holding baton above globe at foot & cornucopia. (Alexander Severus)
Obverse / IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
NORMAN K
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ROMAN EMPIRE, FAUSTA115 viewsSize: 19mm, 2.2grams, bronze.
Notes: -FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG. Fausta facing right / SPES REIPVBLICAE. Fausta standing, holding Constantine II and Constantius II on reverse, SMHB in exergue, nice patina

Marjan E
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Fourr'ee denarius of Lucius Verus290 viewsObverse: IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG
Reverse: PROV DEOR TR P II COS II, Providentia standing left with globe and cornucopiae.
RIC 482, 2.61 grams
ROMA
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Fourree of Hadrian256 viewsObv: Laureate bust, right.
Legend: Hadrianvs AVGVSTVS P P
Rev: Star over crescent
Legend: COS III
Comment: A truly talented Celator...Makes you wonder what was going on at the mint!
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galba125 viewsGalba 68-69 A.D.

Obv: IMP SER GALBA AVG
Rev: DIVA AVGVSTA
RIC 4
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus, Barbarous Radiate12 viewsBarbarous Radiate: Gallienus, pax reversejessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta Silver/Billon Limes Denarius. IVNO Mule Reverse? 3.4 grams, 20mm max diameter74 viewsAt first glance this looks like an ordinary Gert AR/Silver Denarius or a Billon Limes. 3.4 grams, 20mm maximum diameter
However, the reverse is of the IVNO Juno with peacock image. In the sources I've examined such an issue was not officially struck.
Curtis
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ROMAN EMPIRE, HADRIAN, Plated Cistophoric Tetradrachm212 viewsHadrian --Fouree cistophoric tetradrachm, Sardes. R: Kore standing facing, COS III. cf Metcalf 203-218. featherz
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Honorius Fouree Solidus (Holed-Perhaps that's how it was detected? : )285 viewsHonorius AV Fouree Solidus. Struck circa 397-402 AD. Constantinople mint? Maybe??!?!. D N HONORI-VS P F AVG, diademed & helmeted three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over right shoulder & shield with horseman motif on left arm / CONCORDI-A AVGG, Constantinopolis, helmeted, seated facing, head right, right foot on prow, holding scepter in left hand, globe in right; S/CONOB. Courtesy Wildwinds.com! Gunner
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Imitation Arcadius/Honorius101 viewsObv: Diademed Bust Right
Rev: Victory Crowning Emperor
Almost looks good enough to be official except for the garbled legend, and the flan is about as ragged as they come.
Laetvs
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Imitation Constantine I119 viewsObv: Laureate Bust Left
Rev: Votive
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Imitation Constantius II206 viewsObv: ...TAN-TIV..., mostly garbled
Rev: Soldier Spearing Falling Horesman, No Legend
TCFLG in exergue
From the collection of Laetvs
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Imitation Constantius II234 viewsObv: DNCONSTAN-TIVSPFAG
Rev: Soldier Spearing Falling Horseman,
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
CSLS in exergue
A very skillfully executed imitation. I thought it was official until I saw the mintmark.
Laetvs
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Imitation Late Roman Monogram Type190 viewsObv: Jackson Pollock
Rev: Pablo Picasso
10 mm
From the collection of Laetvs
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Imitation of Heraclea Campgate307 views3 commentsArles
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Imitation Theodosius II192 viewsObv: Bust right, no legend
Rev: Retrograde monogram in wreath
11 mm
From the collection of Laetvs
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Imitation Victory Dragging Captive152 viewsObv: Bust right, indistinct legend
Rev: Victory Dragging Captive, indistinct legend
11 mm
From the collection of Laetvs
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Imitation VOTA type173 viewsObv: Bust left, indistinct legend
Rev: VOT X IVLT
9 mm
From the collection of Laetvs
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Domna Denarius, RIC 553, RSC 58, BMC 2764 views Julia Domna Den "Fortuna" LIMES Julia Domna AD 193-217 Base Metal Denarius
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA - Bareheaded bust right, draped.
Reverse: FORTVNAE FELICI - Fortuna seated left, holding cornucopia and rudder on a
globe.
Rome mint: AD 196-211 = Ancient counterfeit based on RIC
IVi, 553, page 167 - Cohen 58 - SEAR RCV II (2002), #6584, page 493 (18 mm diam. 1.7 g)
NORMAN K
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Domna Fourre Denarius94 viewsobv: IVLIA AVGVSTA. Bare-headed and draped bust right.
rev: IVNO FELIC. Felicity standing left, holding caduceus.
Note: Doug Smith believes this coin to be a ".. product of a barbaric mint executed by an artist with skill but no background in Roman ways."
1 commentsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian AE1 Bull270 views25mm counterfeit of Aquilia (as RIC VIII 242)1 commentsflinn
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Late Roman AE19416 viewsobv: Curaissed bust right
rev: Blundered legend in wreath
5 commentsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Late Roman Barbarous648 views2 commentsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Late Roman, Barbarous53 viewsAE19
obv: Curaissed bust right
rev: Blundered legend in wreath
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius II ? Barbarous Imitation200 viewsObervse DN VALLICIN LICINIUS NOB1 commentsMarjan E
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius II VOT XX Gamma SIS Star96 viewsnote from Dane from Helvecta
LICINIVS IVN NOB C or LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES are all VOT V reverses and are on the VOT V page of my list (RIC 154, 155, 162), or they have different reverses types such as trophy with captives, Victoriae Laetae etc.
There are no Licinius II coins with a VOT XX reverse in RIC except one single coin: RIC VII Rome 212 with the mintmark RP and even that one should be seen as dubious. Licinius II was Caesar for only 7-8 years, from 317 to 324 AD. A VOT X would be suitable, but not one repeating his vows for 20 years.
In addition, the obverse legend of this coin is very peculiar without the full name, simply being (as far as I can see) LICIN LICIN IVN dot H AES, so no LICINIVS which should be there somewhere. And finally, the gamma of the mintmark is quite poor, resembling more an I than a gamma.

So in my opinion it is an ancient imitation - Dane
James b4
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Lucius Verus, AE Limes falsa11 viewsIMP L AVREL VERVS AVG
PROV DEOR TR P Providentia to right
AE coin -Limes falsa - cast
Franz-Josef M
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius Barb374 views* AE Barbaric imitation of a (½) Centenionalis Magnentius (350-353)
* Local mint in Gallia 350-353
* DN MAGNENTIVS PF AVG. Bare head of Magnentius, cuirassed and draped.
* I…IT C (omgekeerd) IVCC. In field: SP; In ex: T R. Two Victories with ornamented shield inscribed …I / V / TVN / X
* 17 mm / 2,19 g. Die axis: 225 degrees. Wonderful green patina.
* Compare RIC 312 (Trier) and for SP in field (Lyons) 136, 138, 140 en 142. Does not appear in Bastien's monography.

I could have easily placed this coin, acquired here at Forvm, in the 'favorite coin'-section because it takes a very special place in my collection. I love the fine style of the barbaric celator, who - in my honest opinion - was extraordinarily talented. It should take some effort on my part to get my hands on an imitation that's more beautiful in appearance than this one.
2 commentsGert
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius - Ancient Barbaric Imitation 50 viewsUnpublished mule or ancient barbaric imitation of Marcus Aurelius with reverse of Antoninus Pius
Obverse - AVRELIVS CAES AVG PIIF, (?) bare headed bust right.
Reverse - CONSECRATIO, woman figure holding patera over altar, corn stalk to the right
21 mm diam. 6.3 g
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Orbiana fouree denarius190 viewsThis ancient counterfeit has a bronze core which has been plated with silver. Its obverse is taken from a denarius of Orbiana (RIC 319, Cohen 1), the wife of Severus Alexander: SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed and draped bust right. The reverse is taken from a denarius of Julia Mamaea (RIC 332; BMC 913), Severus Alexander's mother: FECVND AVGVSTAE, Fecunditas seated left, reaching out to child. This reverse type is not found on official issues of Orbiana. (From EC's collection, ex-Gringott's Coins).EmpressCollector
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I, Fouree, Roma Aeterna7 viewsRoma Aeterna
Fouree subaerat
Franz-Josef M
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus, AE Limes Denarius 38 viewsLimes border military mint after 195 CE
Obverse; L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right
Reverse; ( not legible) Minerva standing left, holding shield and spear.
Similar to RIC 53 limes, 16.44 mm, 3.0 g
NORMAN K
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander - Barbarous Fouree226 viewsAn imitative, barbarous style fouree of a denarius of the MARS VLTOR type of Severus Alexandermaridvnvm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander, Denarius fourree.5 viewsRIC 266
Rev: P M TR P III COS P P, Mars standing left, holding olive branch & spear.
E Pinniger
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander, Denarius, Limes29 viewsUnofficial local copy, RIC 246 type.
Rev: MARS VLTOR, Mars advancing right holding spear & shield.

Broken, struck in brassy base metal.
E Pinniger
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander, Denarius, Limes or ancient forgery22 viewsUnofficial local copy or forgery, RIC 254 type.
Rev: SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking left, holding flower & raising skirt.

Appears to be a very base silver alloy (not plated).
E Pinniger
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Tetricus I5 viewsBarbarous Radiate with Tetricus I OBV and alter REV.jessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, TETRICUS I10 viewsTETRICUS I , Radiate, cuirassed bust right / PAX AVG, Pax, standing left, holding olive branch and vertical sceptrejessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Tetricus I / Barbarous Radiate47 viewsTetricus I
AE Barbarous Radiate
Uncertain Mint. 270-273 A.D.
Obv: (most likely) IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG - Radiate and draped bust right.
Rev: PAX AVG - Pax standing left holding a sceptre and a spear.
seraphic
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Tetricus I or Victorinus Barbarous radiate11 viewsTetricus I or Victorinus Barbarous radiatejessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, TETRICUS I, A.D. 271-27410 viewsTetricus Ijessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, TETRICUS I, A.D. 271-2747 viewsBarbarous Radiatejessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, TETRICUS I, A.D. 271-2745 viewsBarbarous Radiatejessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, TETRICUS I, A.D. 271-274 Barbarous Radiate7 viewsThis coin has a very detailed reverse. The reverse figure is holding a cornucopiae in one hand and I would guess ears of corn in the other.jessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, TETRICUS I, A.D. 271-274 Barbarous Radiate7 viewsReverse figure walking left holding flower.jessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Tetricus I, Barbabic imitative84 viewsTetricus I , Bronze antoninianus,15mm diameter.

Obverse - IMP C TETRICVS PF AVG. Reverse has very little detail.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, TETRICUS II, A.D. 271-274 Barbarous Radiate9 viewsBarbarous radiatejessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, TETRICUS II, A.D. 271-274 Barbarous Radiate8 viewsTetricus II with sacrificial implements reverse.jessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, TETRICUS II, A.D. 271-274 Barbarous Radiate8 viewsThis looks like a tetricus II. Excellent portrait on OBV. The reverse figure is holding a branch and scepter.jessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, TETRICUS II, A.D. 271-274 Barbarous Radiate10 views Very interesting designs on both sides. The reverse figure maybe holding a whip and scepter. It looks like there is a large S in the upper left field but it could be part of the whip.jessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, TETRICUS II, A.D. 271-274 Barbarous Radiate48 viewsjessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, TETRICUS II, A.D. 271-274 Barbarous Radiate53 viewsReverse figure holding flower and scepter.1 commentsjessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Tetricus II, Barbarous Radiate9 viewsobv. C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES,
radiate draped bust right
rev. PIETAS AVGVSTOR,
priestly implements, from left to right: sprinkler, simpulum with handle right, plain jug and lituus.
Ref.: Cf. RIC 258f (unknown gallic mint)
Jani
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan, Fouree83 viewsTRAJAN, Fouree Denarius, 98 - 117 AD, Struck 100 AD, 17.7g, 2.5g, RIC III, 40
OBV: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, Laureate bust right
REV: P M TR P COS III P P, Vesta seated left holding torch and patera
Romanorvm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan, Fouree Denarius116 viewsObv: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIMO AVG GER DAC
Rev: P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R
Felicitas stg. l. holding cauduceus and cornucopiae

17mm 2.6g
Ancient counterfeit of RIC II 343
Minted after 114 A.D.

Despite the numerous breaks in the plating I find this coin highly attractive. The dies are beautifully engraved, the toning is nice, and the obverse shows an area where the silver foil was folded over the flan.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Unknown AE 17332 viewsThe reverse is a crude pictograph with a central figure being attacked by a figure to left, third figure observes in upper right. Below the central figure is a foot print and horse head.
The coin is 17mm. AR
It appears to be an imitation of the "Fallen Horseman" FEL TEMP REPARATIO type struck by Constantius II, among others. The person cutting the die apparently didn't realize that he had to cut the mirror image of the coin into the die. He ended up with a left-facing bust on the obverse, while the reverse has the soldier on the left and the fallen horseman on the right instead of the usual horseman on the left, soldier on the right.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valens, Fouree Solidus675 viewsValens Fouree AE Solidus with slight evidence of Gold gilding remaining on the coin. This coin is imitating an official Vlalens Solidus of the Antioch MintGunner
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Victorinus, Barbarous radiate42 viewsVictorinus Barbarous that looks like it was double struck or struck over another coin.jessvc1
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, JULIUS CAESAR and MARK ANTONY240 viewsJULIUS CAESAR and MARK ANTONY. 43 BC. Fourré Denarius (19mm, 3.63 gm). Bare head of Mark Antony right; lituus behind / Laureate head of Julius Caesar right, jug behind. Crawford 488/1; CRI 118; Sydenham 1165; RSC 2. Near VF, porous, several large breaks in plating revealing the copper core.
Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1087.
Ex CNG
ecoli
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, Marc Antony, Leg XII Fouree127 viewsMarc Antony AR Legionary Denarius Fouree. 32-31 BC
Obverse: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley to the right
Reverse: LEG XII, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards
Size: 19mm Weight: 3.07gm
ID#: RSC 39; Cr544/25; Syd 1229 Minted: 32-31BC
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, Mark Antony, Legionary Denarius Fouree with Iron Core106 viewsSilver-plated iron counterfeit of a Mark Antony legionary denarius.

Obv:
ANT AVG III VIR R P C
galley r., mast with banners at prow

Rev:
LEG II
legionary eagle between two standards

32 BC or later

2.35g 17mm 180deg

The coin has many blisters and breaks in the silver foil showing evidence that the core is highly corroded. There's a rusty-looking area on the rev. 7o'clock that made me test the coin with a magnet. The coin jumped to the magnet and stuck. Iron-cores are much more rare than copper.
TRPOT
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, C. Norbanus --AR Denarius289 viewsC. Norbanus --AR Denarius. Contemporary (Ancient) counterfeit, not official mint issue. Diademed Venus R/Grain Ear, Fasces and Caduceus. Sydenham 739 (as official issue). featherz
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Clodius Turrinus Fourre93 viewsObv: Anepigraphic, Head of Apollo facing right;
Rev: Diana Lucifera bearing two torches, standing facing, bow and quiver on her shoulder, P. CLODIVS to right, M.F. to left.
Denarius subaeratus, (3,01 g, 18 mm)

Reproducing RRC 494/23, RSC Claudia 15 of ca. 42 B.C.The original coin would have been struck under the second triumvirate, possibly the year Cassius and Brutus were defeated at Second Philippi.
Syltorian
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Roman Republic, Fouree Denarius163 viewsObv: helmeted head of Roma, X behind
Rev: Victory in biga, r. ROMA in ex.

18mm 3.41g
ancient counterfeit imitating Sear RCV 76
157 B.C. or later
breaks in the silver plating on the reverse reveal a copper core
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Roman Republic, Fouree Sestertius110 viewsObv: IIS
helmeted head of Roma, r.
Rev: ROMA
dioscuri r.

13mm 0.94g
imitating Sear RCV 46
minted 211 B.C. or later

it may not be in very good condition, but fouree Sestertii are not often seen!
1 commentsTRPOT
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Fourre Imitiative95 viewsObv: Anepigraphic; female jugate heads (?) right, front head laureate.
Rev: two horses galloping right, desultor on front horse, [..]NS in exergue.
Serrate subaerate denarius, 1,9 mm; 2,74 g

There does not seem to be a model for this subaerate, which might be a Dacian or Celtic imitative, based on the counterfeiters vague recollection of Republican coins from the period between 75-50 B.C. (thanks to Andrew McCabe for the information). It also features serration, interpreted by some as an anti-counterfeiting device (if an unsuccessful one).
Syltorian
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Fourree of Faustus Sulla88 viewsObv: Laureate and diademed head of Venus right, sceptre on shoulder, SC behind;
Rev: Three military trophies between jug and lituus, FAVSTVS monogram in exergue
Denarius subaeratus (2,372 g, 18,5 mm)

Reproducing RRC 426/3, RSC Cornelia 63 of ca. 56. B.C. The coin was struck by the son of the dictator Sulla, but under Pompey: the reverse design may refer to both men, as both used three trophies on their seal (Cassius Dio 42.18.3). Acquired from Forum.
Syltorian
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Roman Republic, L Marcius Philippus fouree Denarius109 viewsObv: ANCVS
Diad. head of King Ancus Marcius r., litus behind

Rev: Aqua Marcia surmounted by equestrian statue r., AQVA MAR within arches (MAR in monogram) PHILIPPVS on l.

illegal mint 56 B.C. or after
19mm - 2.1g - 90deg
imitating Sear RCV 382

Ancient silver-plated counterfeit with numerous breaks in the silver plating and edge chips exposing the base metal core.
1 commentsTRPOT
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Aurelius Cotta --AR (fourre) denarius.238 viewsBust of Vulcan right, within wreath. Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt, within wreath. Aurelia 21; Craw. 314/1 var. Very rare as a fourree. (Ex. Dr. Jon Kardaztke, Part III, I & L Goldberg, June 7, 2000; lot 3416.) featherz
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Roman Republic, Sextans184 viewssextans, Southern Italy, 217-215 BC, 28,3 grammesFrans Diederik
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