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Author Topic: Follis, Maximianus, little dubious  (Read 95 times)

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Offline Nathaniel N2

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Follis, Maximianus, little dubious
« on: November 21, 2022, 11:01:18 am »
Saw this coin go up for sale. Price seems incredibly high, pictures look a little suspect. What do you think?

Offline Heliodromus

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Re: Follis, Maximianus, little dubious
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2022, 01:51:26 pm »
Looks like a cast fake. There are raised casting bubbles, especially noticeable on the obverse, and the hair on the bust is also a giveaway - partly filled in due to the casting process, and fully silvered despite the more charitable explanation of the filling in being due to wear.

Offline Nathaniel N2

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Re: Follis, Maximianus, little dubious
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2022, 02:37:20 pm »
Agreed. I reported the sale of fake goods. Good to have confirmation.

 

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