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Author Topic: Fake Severus Alexander AE Sestertius ?  (Read 214 times)

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Offline Julio C

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Fake Severus Alexander AE Sestertius ?
« on: January 16, 2023, 08:12:28 am »
Hi, saw this one on auction but I feel that there's some red flags.
1/ looks to good
2/ no patina, verdigris or signs of age.

So, it's real or fake one?

27 mm - Severus Alexander AE Sestertius. AD 231. 22.36 gr. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder / P M TR P X COS III PP, S-C, Sol standing facing, looking left, holding whip and raising right hand. RIC 513; Sear 7999; Cohen 415.


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Re: Fake Severus Alexander AE Sestertius ?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2023, 10:20:30 am »
Looks totally normal, just over-cleaned.

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Re: Fake Severus Alexander AE Sestertius ?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2023, 10:28:19 am »
It is not RIC 513, however. Bust is draped (or draped and cuirassed),
and thus RIC 515.

http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.4.sa.515c

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Re: Fake Severus Alexander AE Sestertius ?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2023, 08:04:42 am »
Vetting potential purchase? That's not allowed.
Richard
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Re: Fake Severus Alexander AE Sestertius ?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2023, 08:32:43 am »
Vetting potential purchase? That's not allowed.
Richard
Sorry but
didn't understand what you meant...
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Re: Fake Severus Alexander AE Sestertius ?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2023, 09:17:18 pm »
I agree with the above experts and compared it to a specimen in my collection
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=39776
Your coin is not a die match to mine ...yours has a much larger bust
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My gallery of the coins of Severus Alexander and his family
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/index.php?cat=16147

 

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