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Home > Fake Coin Reports > Fake Roman Imperial Coins: The 12 Caesars: Augustus - Vitellius: 27 BC - AD 69

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131 viewsΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ
Laureate bust right

Eagle, wings spread, stands right on thunderbolt, palm-branch to right, date ΑΙΡ.Θ to left, ΕΤΟΥΣ in exergue

Antioch Syria
62/3 CE

10.90g

Good style but the low weight and edge seem give this one away.
Jay GT4
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111 viewsOtho. 15 Jan. -17 Apr., A.D. 69.

Copy of AR denarius

IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, bare-headed bust of Otho right / PONT MAX, Otho on horseback galloping right, brandishing spear.

Reference RIC 22; RSC 12; BMC12

-sold by Rommades on ebay in April 2019-

-coin very deceptive to those unfamiliar with fakes in this style and "preservation"
old looking, scratches, patina

-addedd by Germania Magna in May 2019-
Germania Magna
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86 viewsAugustus
Monoface modern paduan engraved by Jérémie KETELS (France) 2020
(from a complete collection of the 48 emperors of the High Empire).
Copper, diameter 35mm, 20g
pescennius
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67 viewsTiberius
Monoface modern paduan engraved by Jérémie KETELS (France) 2020
(from a complete collection of the 48 emperors of the High Empire).
Copper, diameter 35mm, 20g
pescennius
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VITELLIUS 134 viewsDenarius
A VITELLIUS IMP GERMAN / FIDES EXERCITVVM
Clasped hands
Sold on eBay Nov.2019, matches FCR file # 96/178
Dominic T
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VITELLIUS109 viewsSilver Denarius 3.18 g
A VITELLIUS GERMAN IMP TRP / CONCORDIA PR
Concordia seated left on throne
Sold on eBay byNFSL appolo_archeology November 2019
Dominic T
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Agrippa629 viewsObv: M AGRIPPA L F COS III Head left, wearing rostral crown
Rev: TR POT COS II, quadriga right

Confirmed fake by Forum staff on this thread:
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Fake sold by devidc332
Vitruvius
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Agrippa636 viewsAE As (Caligula in the name of Agrippa) circa 37-41 AD,
Obv. Head l., wearing rostral crown.
Rev. Neptune standing l., holding small dolphin and trident.
"Dimitrovgrad Studio". Cast.
Ilya Prokopov
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Agrippa276 viewsAgrippa modern forgery
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Agrippa256 viewsAppears to be a modern struck copy of the Agrippa As:
10.84 g, 27.68 mm.
Agrippa, AE As. Struck under Caligula, 37-41 AD. M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown / S-C, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him and over both arms, holding dolphin in right hand and vertical trident in left.
RIC 58; Cohen 3; Sear 1812.
Reasons that I believe this to be a fake:
1) File marks visible at the top around the edge.
2) The dolphin's tail has three parts, whereas on genuine coins it only has two, as it does in real life.
3) Dots all over the reverse which do not appear on any genuine versions that I have seen (e.g. to the left and right and beneath the bottom edge of the chlamys which is hanging down on the left and beneath the bottom edge of the chlamys which is hanging down on the right)
4) The side edges of the chlamys part on the left appear to be missing.
5) There is an additional slightly sloping line going from beneath his left armpit (i.e. on the right of the image) towards the C which should not be there.
2 commentshelvetica
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Agrippa (Died 12 BC). 143 viewsAE As (28,86mm, 11,15 g). Rome mint. Struck under Gaius (Caligula), AD 37-41. Obv. Head left, wearing rostral crown.
Rev. Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin and trident.
Cast, further covered with patina.
Ilya Prokopov
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Agrippa - AE As519 viewsStruck under Caligula, 37-41 AD. M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing rostral crown / S-C, Neptune standing facing, head left, naked except for cloak draped behind him & over both arms, holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left.

RIC 58 [Caligula], Cohen 3, BMC 161 [Tiberius]

similar to: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?album=2&pos=66
Johny SYSEL
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Agrippa As525 viewsObv:- M AGRIPPA L F COS III Head left, wearing rostral crown.
Rev:- Neptune standing, head left, S C at sides.
RIC 58 (Posthumous)

Sold on Ebay as a copy.
Vitruvius
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Agrippa As168 viewsAgrippa as sold on ebay as authentic on september 2014 by seller "2014nobonch".
Prokopov book III,1 probably struck on ancient flan
Cliff
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Agrippa As (struck under Caligula) 199 viewsÆ (copper) as.
Obv. M. AGRIPPA L. F. COS. III. Laureate [sic] head l.
Rev. No legend. Neptune standing facing, head left; dolphin on right hand; left hand upraised and holding trident; in field, S C.
RIC Caligula 58, Cohen 3.

Diameter 29mm, weight c. 7.5gm.

Apparently from the same dies as items 7/1284 and 9/1284, carefully aged and distressed. Brownish-black patina. Note substitution of wreath for usual rostral crown.
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Agrippa as, Neptune reverse182 viewsMAGRIPPAL F COS III.
Modern fake of RIC 58 (posthumous of Agrippa struck under Caligula) in dreadful, almost comical style. Pressed with modern dies.
For sale on ebay as genuine Aug. 2011
SRukke
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Agrippa, AE As, RIC 58 (Posthumous)1020 viewsObv: M AGRIPPA LF COS III.
Bust: Rostral crown left
Rev: No legend
Neptune standing left, holding dolphin and trident. S C. across fields
Date: 37-41 Rome Mint.
Ref: RIC 58 [Caligula], Cohen 3, BMC 161 [Tiberius]

Image courtesy of Kevin at Barry & Darling Coins
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Agrippa, AE As, RIC 58 (Posthumous)908 viewsObv:- M AGRIPPA L F COS III Head left, wearing rostral crown.
Rev:- Neptune standing, head left, S C at sides.
RIC 58 (Posthumous)

29mm, 10.5g

Sold on eBay as a reproduction
postvmvs
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Agrippa, AE As, RIC 58 (Posthumous)758 viewsObv: M AGRIPPA LF COS III.
Bust: Rostral crown left
Rev: No legend
Neptune standing left, holding dolphin and trident. S C. across fields
Date: 37-41 Rome Mint.
Ref: RIC 58 [Caligula], Cohen 3, BMC 161 [Tiberius]

Prokopov Volume III 1 (Agrippa)

sold as authentic by 'bulshop555' on eBay (January 2008)
submitted by areich
1 commentsareich
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Agrippa, AE As, RIC 58 (Posthumous)454 viewsObv: M AGRIPPA LF COS III., Rostral crown left
Rev: No legend, Neptune standing left, holding dolphin and trident. S C. across fields
Date: 37-41 Rome Mint.
Ref: RIC 58 [Caligula], Cohen 3, BMC 161 [Tiberius]

Sold on ebay as a replica August 2008
maridvnvm
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Agrippa, AE As, RIC 58 (Posthumous)517 viewsObv: M AGRIPPA LF COS III., Rostral crown left
Rev: No legend, Neptune standing left, holding dolphin and trident. S C. across fields
Date: 37-41 Rome Mint.
Ref: RIC 58 [Caligula], Cohen 3, BMC 161 [Tiberius]

Published fake, Prokopov Volume III 1 (Agrippa)

An unpatinated example can be seen here:-

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-4423

Sold as a genuine coin by julia_pia on eBay December 2008
maridvnvm
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Agrippa, AS157 viewsÆ As, Rome mint, Struck under Gaius (Caligula), AD 37.

Obv: M • AGRIPPA • L • F • COS • III, head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown.
Rev: S C across field, Neptune standing facing, head left, holding small dolphin in right hand and trident in left.
RIC I #58 (Gaius); BMCRE #161-7 (Tiberius); BN #77-97 (Caligula)

Sold as genuine ("guaranteed authenticity") on ebay (Spain)
Oct/2011
mdelvalle
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Agrippa, Modern struck fantasy AE sestertius153 viewsModern struck fantasy AE sestertius, of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (d.12 BC), 33mm
obv: M AGRIPPA C P COS III laureate head, r.
rev: OMNIPOTENS VORIS HIC Neptune in sea chariot drawn by two hippocamp
Striking split at 2 o'clock
of Italian manufacture, produced 18th Century
1 commentscommodus
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Agrippina257 viewsA very ugly and obviously fake Agrippina denarius being sold on French Ebay in March 2009 as a "magnificent Roman coin in a remarkable state of preservation" ... caveat emptor!
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