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Offline rami1785

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Faustina silver coin ID
« on: July 16, 2022, 02:01:55 pm »

Offline Tom Mullally

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Re: Faustina silver coin ID
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2022, 02:29:47 pm »
This appears to be silver or white metal, is that correct?  The types with SC on the reverse were struck in bronze.  This coin appears to be a modern cast fake, sorry to say.

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Re: Faustina silver coin ID
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2022, 02:46:28 pm »
This appears to be silver or white metal, is that correct?  The types with SC on the reverse were struck in bronze.  This coin appears to be a modern cast fake, sorry to say.

Tom
I knew about SC , and that's why I asked for ID cuz its not fake I am sure .

https://www.coinarchives.com/e8d5f535db377790a67017858a0adfe9/img/roma/023/image00792.jpg

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Re: Faustina silver coin ID
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2022, 03:13:51 pm »

I wasn't going to say anything, because I'm still learning how to ID suspicious coins, but I also question this coin.  When I checked on Wildwinds  I noticed what Tom said --  S-C across the fields was on bronze issues.  Also, notice the feature running all the way from each arm elbow down to the child below.  On a quick search online I do not see a RIC 719 TEMPOR FELIC reverse denarius with that feature.  Also, the obverse style just seems off, to me.

What is the diameter and weight of this coin ?
 

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Re: Faustina silver coin ID
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2022, 03:55:55 pm »
"cuz its not fake I am sure ."

How do you know this?

Imho it is a very obvious and bad fake.

To the SC, Denarii with SC on reverse actually exist for example for Sabina!


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Re: Faustina silver coin ID
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2022, 04:42:05 pm »
Not only the metal is wrong, but the style is not at all convincing.  Fake.

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Re: Faustina silver coin ID
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2022, 05:22:51 pm »
There seems to be a legend error TEMFOR FELIC instead of TEMPOR FELIC

This type exists in Silver (Denarius)  without SC, Gold (Aureus) without SC and in Bronze (Sestertius or AS) with SC.

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?term=faustina+tempor&category=1-2&lot=&thesaurus=1&images=1&en=1&de=1&fr=1&it=1&es=1&ot=1&currency=usd&order=0

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Re: Faustina silver coin ID
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2022, 05:28:19 pm »
The only Denarius of Faustina with SC I am aware of is a renaissance fantasy medal imitating a Denarius made by Gambello.
Brunetti misattributed the Nero to Cigoi but it is from Gambello.

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Re: Faustina silver coin ID
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2022, 08:52:57 am »
I was about to buy it !!!
I said am sure its not fake cuz i trust the coin owner !

thank you all .

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Re: Faustina silver coin ID
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2022, 02:53:41 pm »
Even the most honest can make a mistake.  And not all in whom we place trust deserve it.

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Re: Faustina silver coin ID
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2022, 08:16:06 am »
I was about to buy it !!!
I said am sure its not fake cuz i trust the coin owner !

This board should NOT be used to screen purchases. Buy here if you don't know anything about coins.
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