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I'm not proficient with 4th century coins, so I don't know very well what to do with this case:
I found three different Magnentius coins from the same dies with a characteristic error on the reverse - the first line is mirror-inverted, in the third one letter "L" is inverted, and in the fourth, there is a cross instead of X. It seems to be an imitation from antiquity, but since they are all well preserved, can't it be a contemporary product intended to interest collectors?

They aren't official, that's for sure!


They are clearly not cast as the portion on the flan varies.

They have very little if any wear.

So, to me, the only likely scenarios are:

- modern fake die used to strike coins to deceive


- a recently discovered hoard from an ancient unofficial die.

If they were just random finds all from the same die one would not expect the wear to be the same.



--- Quote from: otlichnik on January 14, 2022, 09:19:47 am ---a recently discovered hoard from an ancient unofficial die.

--- End quote ---
As for hoard, the time intervals between auctions are a bit too long.

First appeared #3: sold in Germany in 2005:
then in France in 2007.

#1 and #2 were sold in Belgium respectively in 2010 and 2014.

In 2018 in other German house sold something like this:

What could it be? Cast copy from #2?

Hard to tell from the photo but it doesn't look like a cast to me it looks like a poorly struck coin.



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