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Home > Fake Coin Reports > Fake Roman Imperial Coins: Late Empire: Constantine - Anastasius: AD 307 - 518
Constans
Coin 3 of the lot of 4 which were sold to a coin dealer by a Serb in Vienna in June 2009. The coins are very well made, struck not cast (transfer die) and the four examples here are all on flans of exactly the same size and weight.

Constans
Obv: Constans, DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATI dot, Emperor standing left on galley, holding labarum and radiate phoenix, Victory sits at the helm. Delta SIS[SYM4)
Fake of RIC VIII Siscia 244
Giveaway: 1) The large dot instead of the O at the end of the reverse legend. 2) Clean copper shining through high points on both sides. 3) lack of detail on emperor's upper body and phoenix. 4) Bust has few hair strands.
Submitted by Helvetica, August 2009
Keywords: Constans galley Siscia Victory Emperor phoenix symbol

Constans

Coin 3 of the lot of 4 which were sold to a coin dealer by a Serb in Vienna in June 2009. The coins are very well made, struck not cast (transfer die) and the four examples here are all on flans of exactly the same size and weight.

Constans
Obv: Constans, DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATI dot, Emperor standing left on galley, holding labarum and radiate phoenix, Victory sits at the helm. Delta SIS[SYM4)
Fake of RIC VIII Siscia 244
Giveaway: 1) The large dot instead of the O at the end of the reverse legend. 2) Clean copper shining through high points on both sides. 3) lack of detail on emperor's upper body and phoenix. 4) Bust has few hair strands.
Submitted by Helvetica, August 2009

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