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Maurice Tiberius Forgery Sear F23
Described as a gold solidus, weighing 3.7 gr this coin was sent to Wildwinds for identification.

The obverse type and reverse type were - on genuine coins -. used about 200 years apart. This fake is published as forgery type F23 in Sear. It was ceated before 1974. 

The obverse imitates solidi of Tiberius II Constantinus, the legend is blundered to oMIIbIONS T_OTPPAVI instead of dMTIbCONS TANTPPAVI. The beading on the obverse only goes halfway around the flan. 
 
- This Concordia type (with Constantinopolis holding Victory) was used e.g. for Honorius and Arcadius, but only together with either a diademed bust right, or with the helmeted bust of the emperor facing, holding a spear over his shoulder.
- The globe on which the cross is placed is very badly engraved which makes is look as though the person who made this coin did not know what he was doing.
- There is no I in CONCORDIA. 
- The star in the left field is very badly made.
- The figure of Victory held by Constantinopolis is atrocious with no facial details, just a square for the body and what appear to be three legs.
- the mintmark is completely fake - it should be CONOB or COMOB. There is no mintmark CONVV of any mint for any coin of any emperor.

Probably a highly polished brass or copper modern tourist fake.

[submitted by Helvetica, Oct. 2011]
Keywords: helmeted cross globe Constantinopolis seated facing CONCORDA AVGGE CONCORDIA AVGG Victory prow star CONVV

Maurice Tiberius Forgery Sear F23

Described as a gold solidus, weighing 3.7 gr this coin was sent to Wildwinds for identification.

The obverse type and reverse type were - on genuine coins -. used about 200 years apart. This fake is published as forgery type F23 in Sear. It was ceated before 1974.

The obverse imitates solidi of Tiberius II Constantinus, the legend is blundered to oMIIbIONS T_OTPPAVI instead of dMTIbCONS TANTPPAVI. The beading on the obverse only goes halfway around the flan.

- This Concordia type (with Constantinopolis holding Victory) was used e.g. for Honorius and Arcadius, but only together with either a diademed bust right, or with the helmeted bust of the emperor facing, holding a spear over his shoulder.
- The globe on which the cross is placed is very badly engraved which makes is look as though the person who made this coin did not know what he was doing.
- There is no I in CONCORDIA.
- The star in the left field is very badly made.
- The figure of Victory held by Constantinopolis is atrocious with no facial details, just a square for the body and what appear to be three legs.
- the mintmark is completely fake - it should be CONOB or COMOB. There is no mintmark CONVV of any mint for any coin of any emperor.

Probably a highly polished brass or copper modern tourist fake.

[submitted by Helvetica, Oct. 2011]

File information
Filename:concordia_fake.jpg
Album name:helvetica / Fake Byzantine Coins
Keywords:helmeted / cross / globe / Constantinopolis / seated / facing / CONCORDA / AVGGE / CONCORDIA / AVGG / Victory / prow / star / CONVV
Filesize:69 KiB
Date added:Oct 02, 2011
Dimensions:800 x 401 pixels
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