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Altamura:

--- Quote from: Jj W on October 06, 2021, 06:37:45 pm ---... but anything in particular that you saw here that made you think so?  ...
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It is simply because the original is made of silver :-\:
https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=8127468
http://numismatics.org/sco/id/sc.1.1640

A bronze coin of this type does not exist.

Regards

Altamura

Jj W:
Welp, that would put a nail in it.  Thank you.

So are these aren't really modern fakes are they?  I would imagine maybe 500 years ago someone faking a coin like this would get much more out of it than someone today.  With material and time cost I can't imagine a modern one making more than $10 from these.  Or am I mistaken?  If it's an old times forgery, that has an interesting "value" to me on it's own.

otlichnik:
No, this would be a modern fake.  Costs pennies to make in the Middle East or Afghanistan and sells for a mark up of 100s to 1000s!

Aside from the wrong metal there are clues.  Many casting bubbles in the body, 'soapy" or soft details that are easy to distinguish from wear (when you have the experience), also not sure what is going on with the flattened part of the legend.

SC

Jj W:
Oh I see!  That is a great write up, thank you.  This should be a fun treasure hunt item for the kids then.

Meepzorp:
Hi Jj W,

Since I am a moderator here, I would like to remind you of another minor Forum rule that you seem to be not familiar with. Owner Joe doesn't like it when you quote a post directly above your post. Quotes should only be used when quoting a post that is not directly above your post. The only exception to this rule is when you are quoting only a portion of the post above.

Again, this is not a big mistake. It's another minor mistake. It's nothing to worry about. I modified your posts where you made this error.

Meepzorp

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