I feel your anger Pat
I have 2 sestertii
that have been tooled
, and most likely repatinated. These were purchased for resale from a highly respected supplier of ancient coins
that at one time frequented these boards. I recieved these in a larger lot of 40 large bronzes. I only wish that I knew then what I know now. From payment it took 4 months to recieve them. I guess I was lucky to recieve them at all.
Every time I look at these 2, I get very angry Either of them would have been a nice coin without the damage. Anyone that would do this to a coin of this age, and history
is a criminal. Someone that would take advantage of me by selling
them to me as a legitimate coin is a thief!
I bear the responsibility of buying
something sight unseen, and being gullible at the time. I went by reputation alone, instead of personal knowledge. Today, I know better, and only deal with those I know I can trust. I think I will never get rid of them so they serve as a reminder of my foolishness.