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The only thing they are required to do is what they impose upon themselves, there really are no applicable rules or laws. 

I think I see a very very tiny cut on the edge below the upper left prong.
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You have to look at the rim (edge) of the coin to see the cuts in person.
Which you can't, as the the coin is encapsuled.
Another reason for not buying coins in coffins.

Regards
Klaus

Thanks for this interesting point of view .... that I share. ;D

Aren't certification houses required to keep photo proof of the "flaws" they advertise and which become invisible due to encapsulation?

François
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Identification Help / Re: Please help in identification
« Last post by Ambrosio s on Today at 10:35:19 am »
Sorry my mistake :-[ in the post :angel:
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Identification Help / Re: Please help in identification
« Last post by Marioo Z on Today at 10:19:57 am »
What you mean islamic?
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Identification Help / Re: Please help in identification - Islamic
« Last post by Ambrosio s on Today at 10:15:01 am »
Please help in idetification this bizantium coin

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I will let Sorin know. Can you email the photos to me, so I can try it? 
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Identification Help / Please help in identification
« Last post by Marioo Z on Today at 09:59:24 am »
Please help in idetification this bizantium coin
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Identification Help / Re: unusually shaped Roman Provincial
« Last post by otlichnik on Today at 09:57:41 am »
The casting of flans was a widespread practice and you are unlikely to be able to narrow it down through that route.

Very nice example of manufacturing evidence.  Not only is there remains of a casting sprue, but you can seen on one side that the two halves of the flan mould were no aligned perfectly.  As a result, the coin looks like two half coins that have slid apart slightly in a lateral direction.

I have been looking at the close up pics.  I think the coin is struck, but I am not 100% certain it is not entirely cast.  There is a ridge between the top of the wreath of the obverse/male bust and the flan sprue.  That could be a casting flaw or sign that the die was larger than the flan.  The details are consistent with a worn strike or a fairly good cast.

SC
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Identification Help / Identification Help 26 mm - 2.6 g - Islamic
« Last post by Ambrosio s on Today at 09:57:23 am »

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What is golden tinge on Zeus/Alexander's cheek?  Just reflection from the rim or silver plate wearing off to reveal brass underneath??

SC
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