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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #650 on: July 11, 2020, 06:05:01 am »
Do these people hate Hadrian?  They mutilate so many of his coins?

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #651 on: August 07, 2020, 08:57:20 am »
on sale now

etw. geglättet. = a bit smoothed


HADRIANUS. 117-138, Dupondius oder As. Belorbeerte und dapierte Büste r. Rs: Dacia sitzt l. auf Felsen, hält Standarte und Falx. C. 527. R.I.C. 1658. Dunkle Patina. Felder etw. geglättet. ss-vz/ss
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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #652 on: September 22, 2020, 03:17:25 pm »
Heavily tooled
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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #653 on: September 23, 2020, 06:29:53 am »
At this rate will there be any sestertii of Hadrian with authentic portraits?

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #654 on: September 23, 2020, 08:50:10 pm »
I think there is no way to confirm many of these actually ever were authentic. If the entire surface is gone and a fake patina applied, how do you know it is not a modern cast?
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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #655 on: September 24, 2020, 07:42:38 am »
Good point--and what a devilish way to turn a total fake into something that is not so apparent!

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #656 on: November 04, 2020, 01:39:24 pm »
sad example
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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #657 on: February 16, 2021, 01:50:23 pm »
freak show

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #658 on: May 31, 2021, 09:03:45 am »
sad comment by dutch auction haus

"Minor tooling Almost extremely fine"

beard been done
arrow became stick in Diana's hand
face of Diana been altered
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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #659 on: May 31, 2021, 04:26:27 pm »
I also hate it when people spoil ancient coins by tooling and applying false patinas. I’ve got a Marcus Aurelius denarius which I assume has the same die wear on both sides. However, I hope it’s not been tooled.

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #660 on: June 06, 2021, 06:40:05 am »
...tooled with love and passion - from a very special auction...

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #661 on: June 06, 2021, 06:44:37 am »
...tooled with dremel - from the same auction...

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #662 on: June 06, 2021, 07:01:59 am »
...tooled with dremel - from the same auction...

I had to google what this "dremel" is. Now it is obvious that I am far from being a handyman...
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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #663 on: June 06, 2021, 09:11:15 am »
The Augustus maybe tooled, but I think it is just a completely new fake.

I would not call the other two coins tooled either. I would call would call them ruined by botched cleaning attempts.
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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #664 on: June 06, 2021, 09:58:48 am »
I would not call the other two coins tooled either. I would call would call them ruined by botched cleaning attempts.
Well, you're certainly right, but... Dremeling the whole field of a coin and removing many details in a cleaning process... If it's not tooling...
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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #665 on: June 07, 2021, 04:12:40 am »
Hadrian does seem to be picked out for special treatment. Here are a couple from a prolific amateur who declares these (and many dozens more bronzes) as "cleaned", "smoothed" and repatinated.

 

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