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Author Topic: Greek - Thessaly - Larissa - Is this a seam?  (Read 129 times)

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Offline Sophie L

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Greek - Thessaly - Larissa - Is this a seam?
« on: July 21, 2021, 07:12:09 pm »
New, first time posting, and just getting started detecting fakes. I'm not sure if I'm understanding what a seam looks like.

I suspect this is reproduction:
1. the weight appears to be incorrect.
2. I see what I *think* is a seam.

I looked through the fake reports for Thessaly Larissa here: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/thumbnails.php?album=35
and I'm not seeing any that are quite alike - am I expecting too close a match? 

 4.84g
17.8mm

Am I on the right track? Thanks for the help I'm LOVING learning about ancient coins here.

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Re: Greek - Thessaly - Larissa - Is this a seam?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 07:39:06 pm »
Yes, it is fake, unfortunately.

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Re: Greek - Thessaly - Larissa - Is this a seam?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2021, 07:47:57 pm »
Yes, that is a seam.
Sadly, a cast fake.
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Re: Greek - Thessaly - Larissa - Is this a seam?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2021, 08:16:13 pm »
The details are also quite 'soft', especially around the lettering.

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