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A - Augustus Ready - Terina, Bruttium786 viewsModern electrotype of AR nomos of Terina, Bruttium, 21mm, 8.31g
obv: head of nymph right, hair gathered in knot on crown of head; all within olive-wreath
rev: Nike seated, left, on stool, holding wreath and caduceus
edge marked
silver plated copper; copper core showing through on rev.
early 20th century, work of Augustus Ready, electrotypist at the British Museum after death of his father Robert Ready, 1901
cf: Holloway & Jenkins 19 (same dies), Regling 19 (same dies), HN Italy 2577
commodus
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Acarnania Gold stater172 viewsMasterpieces of Ancient Greek Coinage
AV Gold Stater of Acarnania 250 B.C.
An Exact Replica of the Original Coin
Diameter: 18 mm
Material: 24 K Gold plated fine lead free pewter
Obverse: Head of the river-god Acheloos
Reverse: Apollo, nude, seated right, holding bow
This coin is stamped on the reverse with the word copy.
SRukke
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Aelius Denarius Copy681 viewsOBVERSE: L AELIVS CAESAR - Bare head right
REVERSE: TRIB POT COS II - Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting left arm on cornucopia CONCORD in exergue
18 mm - 3 gm
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Aelius Sestertius Sear 3983 140 viewsSold on Ebay as:
This is a reproduction of a Roman sestertius of Aelius, adopted son of Hadrain and made Caesar between 136 to 138 CE. The obverse shows Aelius. The reverse shows Salvis enthroned left feeding snake arising from altar before her. The coin was struck in Rome in 137 CE. (Sear 3983).
SRukke
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Aelius, Æ Sestertius, RIC 1055420 viewsObv:- L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right
Rev:- TR POT COS II S-C, Spes walking left, holding flower & raising hem of skirt.
RIC 1055. Cohen 56.

Stamped with the word "COPY".

Sold on ebay as a replica October 2007.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
maridvnvm
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Aelius, Denarius, RIC -861 viewsObv:- L AELIVS CAESAR - Bare head right
Rev:- TRIB POT COS II - Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting left arm on cornucopia which is a part of the chair Exe: CONCORD
Rome mint: A.D. 137
Copies an Aureus, RIC II (Hadrian) 443

Stamped with "COPY" below the exe.
Joe Sermarini
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Agrigentum Tetradrachm140 viewsSelling as a copy on ebay, 2011

sellers desc:
Agrigentum, Sicily, Ancient Greek Silver Tetradrachm Coin Replica
Classical Art Period
413-405 B.C.
BMC #58
An Exact Coin Replica
Diameter: 26 mm
Own a piece of ancient Greek history at an affordable price. Use this coin to do your historical research. Hold it in your hands, you will find that it is the next best thing to owning the original coin.
Material: Silver plated pewter
Obverse: Two eagles standing left on hare, behind horned head of young river god.
Reverse: Quadriga driven by by Nike.
This coin is stamped on the reverse with the word copy.
The rim is stamped with Becker and BMC 58.
SRukke
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Agrigentum Tetradrachm105 viewsSelling as a copy on ebay, Nov., 2011

Sellers desc:
Ancient Greek Silver Tetradrachm of Agrigentum
Rosa Reproduction
420-413 B.C.
Obverse: Eagle holding hare
Reverse: Crab and large fish
Diameter: 26mm
This is an exact reproduction made from impressions of the original coin by Peter Rosa.
This detailed quality reproduction is made from Rosa's original mold using fine pewter for great detail. The coin is then electro plated with pure silver and hand finished. The reverse is stamped with the word copy.
SRukke
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Agrippa As161 viewsSelling as a replica on Ebay, 2011

Sellers info:
Agrippa AE As Roman Imperial Coin
Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD
Agrippa son of Lucius.
Close friend of Augustus from boyhood. A renowned commander by both land and sea. He won the famous battle of Actium against Marc Anthony and Cleopatra (B.C. 31). Agrippa married Julia, daughter of Augustus and was destined by Augustus to succeed him as emperor but died in Campanina on his return from Pannonia in 12 B.C. at aged 51 years. The remains of Agrippa were interred in the Mausoleum of Augustus.
Obverse: Head of Agrippa, (M) AGRIPPA L. F. COS. III
Reverse: S. C., Neptune standing, holding dolphin in his right hand and in his left hand a trident.
Diameter: 28 mm
The coin is stamped on the reverse with the word copy.
SRukke
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Agrippina Senior, AE Sestertius, RIC 55 [Caligula], Replica366 viewsObv:- AGRIPPINA M F MAT C CAESARIS AVGVSTI, draped bust right, in hair in long plait
Rev:- S P Q R above, MEMORIAE/AGRIPPINAE in two lines in left field, two mules drawing ornamented carpentum left.

RIC 55 [Caligula], Cohen 1, BMC 81
Rome mint, Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD.

Stamped with the word "COPY".

Sold on ebay as a replica October 2007.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
maridvnvm
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Agrippina Senior, AE Sestertius, RIC 55 [Caligula], Replica111 viewsAE Sestertius, RIC 55 [Caligula], Cohen 1, BMC 81
Obv: AGRIPPINA M F MAT C CAESARIS AVGVSTI, draped bust right, in hair in long plait
Rev: S P Q R above, MEMORIAE/AGRIPPINAE in two lines in left field, two mules drawing ornamented carpentum left.

Rome mint, Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD

Selling on ebay October 2011 as a reproduction
34mm - no weight given
bobbyhelmet
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Agrippina Senior, AE Sestertius, RIC 55 [Caligula], Replica146 viewsAE Sestertius, 37/41 AD, Rome mint.

Obv: AGRIPPINA M F MAT C CAESARIS AVGVSTI, Draped bust of Agrippina to r., her hair tied in queue in back and one lock falling down side of neck.
Rev: S P Q R / MEMORIAE / AGRIPPINAE, Carpentum drawn by two mules to left.
RIC Gaius #55; BMC Gaius #81; Cohen #1; CBN Gaius #128; Vagi 531

Seller desc.:
This is a reproduction of a Roman seatertius of Aggrippina Sr., mother of emperor Caligula. This coin was struck in 33 CD in honor of his deceased mother. Caligula ruled from 37 to 41 CE.. The obverse shows the head of Aggrippina Senior. The reverse shows a carpentum left drawn by two mules. with the inscription S P Q R MEMORIA AGRIPPINAE. (Sear 1827). These pieces are NOT ancient coins. Each coin is stamped 'COPY' on the rim.

Offered as Copy/reproduction on ebay
Dec/2011
mdelvalle
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AINOS 435-405 B.C.331 viewsAR Tetradrachm, about 370 BC.
Obv. Facing head of Hermes, slightly turned l., wearing petasos.
Rev. ΑΙΝΙΟΝ Goat standing r., in low field r., crested Corinthian helmet; incuse square.
Savey’s copy. The inscription “sl.copy” on the edge is erased.
Pressed.
Ilya Prokopov
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AINOS 474-449 B.C.279 viewsAR Tetradrachm, Savey’s copy.
Obv. Head of Hermes to right, wearing close-fitting petasos.
Rev. ΑΙΝΙ Goat standing to right, dog before, all within incuse square.
The inscription “sl.copy” on the edge is erased.
Pressed.


Ilya Prokopov
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Ainos, silver339 viewsObv: Head of Hermes
Rev: Goat standing right, serpent before


Sold on Ebay as reproduction. "Copy" stamped on rim.
Submitted by Bluefish
Bluefish
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Ainos, silver diobol483 viewsListed on Ebay by the seller "antiquenovacoins" as a reproduction. Seller location - Richmond, TX.
(474-479BC)
"Sigma" or "S" marks on most of these coins...apparently to denote their being modern reproductions.

- posted by cogito
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Ainos, silver tetradrachm372 viewsAINOS, Silver Tetradrachm "REPLICA"25 mm AINOS, Silver Tetradrachm struck in circa 405-357B.C from the city Ainos, situated on a peninsula at the mouth of the river Hebros. Obverse: Head of youthful Hermes facing, wearing petaso, ornamented with beads above brim. Reverse: AINION above goat standing to right and a trophy before. 25 mm 16.5 gr
1 commentsJoe Sermarini
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Akanthos, silver tetradrachm tetradrachm, 480-465 BC148 views17.46 grams of .999 silver struck replica. Sold on Ebey in 2006 as an exact copy. It has a tiny COUNTERMARK that resembles a 61 or Gi, but in Greek style. Probably the initials of the maker or vendor. All the replicas sold by this vendor caries this same COUNTERMARK. This remarkable replica came from Athens, Greece.
.Obv:- Bull kneeling left, looking back, attacked by lion right on his back; above in ex, floral ornament.
Rev:- Quadripartite incuse square
Antonivs Protti
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Akragas, silver dekadrachm366 viewsAR dekadrachm, 412 BC
Helios in chariot drawn left by four prancing horses; AKPAΓAΣ / Two eagles standing left on dead hare lying on rock: the one in foreground, its wings closed, lifts its head as if screaming; the other, with wings spread, is about to tear its prey with its beak; locust in right field
Sear 749

Agrigentum, 5th century BC. Sold on Ebay as a Becker Replica. Rim stamped with "Becker"
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Akrosandros 2 c. B.C.- King of Scythia, 190 viewsObv:- Jugate heads of Demeter and Persephone right.
Rev:- Two ears of corn; ΒΑΣΙΛΕ to right, ΑΚΡΟΣA to left; ΑΝΔΡΕ in exergue.
Canarache 29/30; Head p.289 (ca.100 BC); Lindgren ---; Moushmov 5809 (ca.100 BC);
Sear Greek 1732 (ca.100 BC); Stancomb ---
Ilian Lalev 2.9.2004

Stamped with the word "COPY".

Sold on ebay as a replica October 2007.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
maridvnvm
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Albinus Bruti Silver Denarius Reproduction400 viewsReproduction silver denarius 21mm,3.4gm of Albinus Bruti. Obv. Head of Mars right with slight beard, in crested helmet. Rev. Two gaulish trumpets in caltire; between them, oval shield above and round shield below.Joe Sermarini
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Alexander III - Fantasy Medallion73 viewsModern AR Fantasy medallion

Seller desc.:
Obverse: Helmeted goddess Athena Nikephoros
Reverse: AΛEXANΔPOC. Alexander the Great on his horse Buchephalus in heroic pose brandishing a spear to the lion beneath.
Diameter: 1.5” (37 mm)
Made of Silver

Offered as ALEXANDER THE GREAT - ATHENA COPY REPLICA Coin Medallion on ebay
Dec/2011
mdelvalle
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Alexander III - Fantasy Medallion93 viewsModern AR Fantasy medallion

Seller desc.:
Obverse: Helmeted goddess Athena Nikephoros
Reverse: AΛEXANΔPOC. Alexander the Great on his horse Buchephalus in heroic pose brandishing a spear to the lion beneath.
Diameter: 1.5” (37 mm)
Made of Silver Gold Plated

Offered as Goddess ATHENA ALEXANDER THE GREAT COPY REPLICA Coin Medallion on ebay
Dec/2011
mdelvalle
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Amphipolis Silver Tetradrachm,78 viewsSold on Ebay as a reproduction, September 2011. Amphipolis, silver tetradrachm, #A385 viewsAR tetradrachm, 410-357 BC
Head of Apollo ¾ right, of later, more delicate style; forepart of dog in right field / AMΦIΠOΛITEΩN on raised frame containing a race torch, A to right of torch; all within incuse square
Sear 1379

Sellers ddescription:
This silver tetradrachm was struck Amphipolis. The obverse shows the head of Apollo three-qurters face to right. The reverse shows a race-torch within an incuse square. (Sear 1379) Each coin is stamped 'COPY' on the reverse.

Date: 400 - 358 B.C
Ref: SNG Cop. 39; SNG ANS 81, Dewing 1009
SRukke
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