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34 viewsDiameter is ~28mm. Style is wrong, reverse is a poor copy of a coin centuries earlier than the obverse.CL
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Graeco-Italian Fantasy Coin33 views
Cast AE fantasy piece. Obverse design possibly very loosely based on a 3rd century BC type of Megaris (Napoli). Tourist fake of Italian origin.
Pekka K
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"40 nummi" fantasy peice 265 viewspresented in Byzantine forum 11/04/2009wileyc
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"Greek" Fantasy Coin82 viewsRoughly cast AE fantasy piece. Design possibly very loosely based on 5th century BC tetras of Sicily. 51mm. Tourist fake of Italian origin.commodus
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???245 viewsObv:- Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev:- Tripod

Sold as genuine on ebay April 2008

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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???185 viewsObv:- Legend in Greek in lfet field, Head left, grain in right field
Rev:- Horse prancing left with sun above.

Sold as genuine on ebay April 2008

Submitted by Maridvnvm
maridvnvm
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Abdera, Thrace91 viewsModern cast fantasy purporting to be a AR hemidrachm of Abdera, Thrace. 14mm, 1.6g
obv: Janus
rev: Griffin, l.
offered for sale on French ebay, Apr 2011
commodus
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Aemilia Lepida97 viewsPressed fantasy medallion of Aemilia Lepida, wife of Galba; trial squeeze on square lead flan of a circular restitutional portrait medal, the whole 61mm square. The image appears to be derived from the “Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum,” though reversed.
uniface: LEPIDA GALBAE IMP VXOR
of Italian manufacture, 18th century

commodus
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Aenas with wife/Sow and seven piglets16 viewsFantasy piece, cast, Balkans or Northern Greece, 18th-19th century. The weight can be up to 125 g. Mentioned in Svoronos' article.
Obv: Sow with seven piglets, N dot dot M above.
Rev: Nonsensical legend OTΡTΔKbω and ligate TE. Svoronos suggested that the confronted heads were those of Aeneas, helmeted, right and Lavinia, the wife of Aeneas, left.
See Numismatics International Bulletin, Vol. 33, No.3 for a discussion of this type
(https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/book/522752?page=11) and following pages.
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Agrippa104 viewsFantasy AE sestertius size medallion of Agrippa, of late Renaissance Italian origin, probably 17th cen., cast, 43mm.
obv: AGRIPPA L V F COS III laureate head, l.
rev: CELITVM BENIVOLENTIA male figure seated on rock, partially togate, r. hand upraised, l., CV in fields
cf: Kress 172
commodus
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ALEXANDER III91 viewsSelling as a copy on ebay, 2011

ALEXANDER III. GREAT , DEKADRACHM # 2 , COPY ,
COPPER + SILVER
48 gr. , 42 mm. - diameter
SRukke
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Alexander III - Fantasy Medallion72 viewsModern AR Fantasy medallion

Seller desc.:
Obverse: Head of Alexander the Great right wearing the lion’s skin - struck in excessively high relief.
Reverse: ΒΑCΙΛΕΥC AΛEXANΔPOC. Alexander the Great on his horse Buchephalus in heroic pose brandishing a spear to the lion beneath.
Diameter: 2.5” (65 mm)
Made of Silver 905

Offered as ALEXANDER THE GREAT Large COPY REPLICA Coin Medallion on ebay
Dec/2011
mdelvalle
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Alexander III - Fantasy Medallion 78 viewsModern AR Fantasy medallion

Seller desc.:
Obverse: Diademed head of Alexander with wavy hair struck in high relief.
Reverse: ΒΑCΙΛΕΥC AΛEXANΔPOC. Alexander the Great on his horse Buchephalus in heroic pose brandishing a spear to the lion beneath.
Diameter: 2.5” (65 mm)
Made of Silver 905

Offered as Alexander the Great Large COPY REPLICA coin medallion on ebay
Dec/2011
mdelvalle
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Alexander III / Ptolemy42 viewsCast fantasy coin with obverse of Alexander III type tetradrachm
combined with eagle reverse of Ptolemies.

Pekka K
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Alexander the Great362 viewsSold on Brazilian eBay as "Magnus Alexander" is no more than a modern coinGustavo Mazzarollo
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Alexander the Great35 viewsAR tetradrachm,
33/34 mm; 17,99 g
Ilya Prokopov
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Ancus Marcius and Numa Pompilius coin is a fantasy coin33 viewsAncus Marcius and Numa Pompilius coin is a fantasy coinJoe Sermarini
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Antinous122 viewsFlorentine (or possibly Paduan or Pisan) Renaissance era uniface sestertius size medallion of Antinous, favorite of Hadrian. Cast AE, late 15th to early 16th century. 32mm, 13.06g.
obv: draped bear-headed bust of Antinous, r.
rev: blank
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Antinous114 viewsModern fantasy AE medallion of Antinous. 29mm, 10.93g
obv: ANTINOOC head, r.
rev: Magna Mater driving biga of lions, r., cloak billowing overhead, holding scepter & torch
Nineteenth century neo-Classical fantasy coin; signed AIΔIOTHC above lions
Sold as a modern piece by a major house in 2003
commodus
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Attila the Hun fantasy coin183 viewsCast fantasy AE coin, produced 16th - 17th Century, of Attila the Hun AD 406-453
obv: ATITILA REX bust of Attila depicted as faun, left, ATTILA REX
rev: AQVILEIA view of the city of Aquileia
of Italian manufacture
cf: Att 411; Volt 374
commodus
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Augustus104 viewsModern struck fantasy AE medallion of Augustus, 27BC - 14AD; 18th century
uniface: II AVG DIVI FIL laureate bust, right
holed at 12 o'clock
Of either Italian or French manufacture.
From a series of medallions depicting each of the Twelve Caesars.
commodus
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Augustus (?) fantasy86 viewsModern fantasy in AR or white metal.
obv: anepigraphic, head, r.; copied from a 1st century AD tessera
rev: OB CIVIS SERVATOS wreath; copied from a AR denarius of Augustus
cf: RIC 75 (reverse)
commodus
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Augustus (Octavian), Fantasy Denarius160 viewsFantasy denarius

Obv: Head of Divus Julius Caesar ?
Rev: CAESAR III VIR RPC Bare head of Octavian right, bearded

Offered as genuine on ebay by NFS mangizite-2008 (Dec_2011) and Antares27 (Jan_2012)
mdelvalle
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Baktrian fantasy described as Ptolemy V Epiphanes353 viewsA Baktrian fantasy based loosely on the pedigree coinage of the later Euthydemid dynasty. The type does not exist as an ancient coin.1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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