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Evidence of Modern Tool Use to Cut Dies - Example of Modern Steel DiesAlexander III 336-323
Trace of machine over steel die.
"Dimitrovgrad Studio"
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Evidence of Modern Tool Use to Cut Dies - Unnatural Coin EdgeEdge with trace of a machine made dies.
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Evidence of Modern Tool Use to Cut Dies - Unnatural Coin EdgeEdge of bronze coin with trace of a machine made dies.
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Evidence of Modern Tool Use to Cut Dies - Unnatural Coin Edgemachinical traces on the steal dies (example for unnatural coin's edges)
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Forgery Struck with Machine Made DiesSteel Die for AV Histamenon nomisma, 1081-1092, Thessalonica of
ALEXIUS I COMNENUS (1081 - 1118).
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Forgery Struck with Machine Made Dies - Gold coin of the Roman emperor Anastasius, obverseMarks left by a modern engraving machines (parallel lines) on the coin matrix can be seen on the slopes of the relief. Click the following link to read "Warning! Traces of Modern Machines on Coins by Dr. I. Prokopov in NumisWiki: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Traces%20of%20Modern%20Machines.
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Forgery Struck with Machine Made Dies - Gold coin of the Roman emperor Anastasius, reverseMarks left by a modern engraving machines (parallel lines) on the coin matrix can be seen on the slopes of the relief. Click the following link to read "Warning! Traces of Modern Machines on Coins by Dr. I. Prokopov in NumisWiki: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Traces%20of%20Modern%20Machines.
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Forgery Struck with Machine Made Dies - Gold coin of the Roman emperor Basilicus, obverseMarks left by a modern engraving machines (parallel lines) on the coin matrix can be seen on the slopes of the relief. Click the following link to read "Warning! Traces of Modern Machines on Coins by Dr. I. Prokopov in NumisWiki: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Traces%20of%20Modern%20Machines.
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Forgery Struck with Machine Made Dies - Gold coin of the Roman emperor Basilicus, obverse legendMarks left by a modern engraving machines (parallel lines) on the coin matrix can be seen on the slopes of the relief. Click the following link to read "Warning! Traces of Modern Machines on Coins by Dr. I. Prokopov in NumisWiki: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Traces%20of%20Modern%20Machines.
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Forgery Struck with Machine Made Dies - Gold coin of the Roman emperor Basilicus, reverseMarks left by a modern engraving machines (parallel lines) on the coin matrix can be seen on the slopes of the relief. Click the following link to read "Warning! Traces of Modern Machines on Coins by Dr. I. Prokopov in NumisWiki: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Traces%20of%20Modern%20Machines.
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Forgery Struck with Machine Made Dies - Gold coin of the Roman emperor Zeno, obverseMarks left by a modern engraving machines (parallel lines) on the coin matrix can be seen on the slopes of the relief. Click the photo for a much larger image. Click the following link to read "Warning! Traces of Modern Machines on Coins by Dr. I. Prokopov in NumisWiki: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Traces%20of%20Modern%20Machines.
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Forgery Struck with Machine Made Dies - Gold coin of the Roman emperor Zeno, obverse legendMarks left by a modern engraving machines (parallel lines) on the coin matrix can be seen on the slopes of the relief. Click the following link to read "Warning! Traces of Modern Machines on Coins by Dr. I. Prokopov in NumisWiki: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Traces%20of%20Modern%20Machines.
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Forgery Struck with Machine Made Dies - Gold coin of the Roman emperor Zeno, reverseMarks left by a modern engraving machines (parallel lines) on the coin matrix can be seen on the slopes of the relief. Click the photo for a much larger image. Click the following link to read "Warning! Traces of Modern Machines on Coins by Dr. I. Prokopov in NumisWiki: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Traces%20of%20Modern%20Machines.
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Forgery Struck with Machine Made Dies - Gold coin of the Roman emperor Zeno, reverse detailMarks left by a modern engraving machines (parallel lines) on the coin matrix can be seen on the slopes of the relief. Click the following link to read "Warning! Traces of Modern Machines on Coins by Dr. I. Prokopov in NumisWiki: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Traces%20of%20Modern%20Machines.
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Modern engraving (parallel lines)AV Aureus, Septimius Severus
Rev. Detail of stadium.
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Modern engraving machines (parallel lines)AV Aureus, Septimius Severus
Rev. Detail of stadium.
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Tool 1trace tool on bronze coin
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Tool 2Trace on bronze coin
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Tool 3Trace on bronze sestercius.
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Trace from machine over steel die.Obv. die for AV Histamenon nomisma, 1081-1092, Thessalonica of
ALEXIUS I COMNENUS (1081 - 1118).
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