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Home > Fake Coin Reports > Fake Roman Imperial Coins: Year of 5 Emperors: Pertinax - Clodius Albinus: AD 192 - 196

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Didius Julianus denariusDenomination
denarius
Materials
silver (scope note | all objects)
Techniques
cast (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Minted in Rome (all objects)
Date
193
Period/Culture
Roman Imperial (scope note | all objects)
Authority
Ruler Didius Julianus (biographical details | all objects)
State
Roman Empire
Description
Silver coin; modern forgery.
(obverse) Bust of Manlia Scantilla, draped, right.
(reverse) Juno, veiled and draped, standing left, holding patera in extended right hand and vertical sceptre in left hand; to left, peacock.

Inscriptions
Inscription Type: inscription
Inscription Position: obverse
Inscription Language: Latin
Inscription Content: MANL SCANTILLA AVG

Inscription Type: inscription
Inscription Position: reverse
Inscription Language: Latin
Inscription Content: IVNO REGINA


Dimensions
Weight: 3.978 grammes
Die-axis: 6 o'clock


Coin and info courtesy of the British Museum
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Clodius AlbinusClodius Albinus, as Caesar, AR Denarius. 195 AD. D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right / COS II, Aesculapius standing left, naked to waist, feeding serpent climbing up staff.
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Clodius Albinus, Denarius, RIC 02Obv:- D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, Bare head right.
Rev:- COS II - Aesculapius standing left, holding serpent wreathed rod.
Rome mint: AD 195
RIC IVi, 2 (r) Rare, page 44 - Cohen 9 55 - SEAR RCV II (2002), #6140, page 442

Sold by Online Liquidators under the alias "dealingoods93".

Other examples:

http://www.chijanofuji.com/OL_Clodius_Albinus.html
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Clodius Albinus, Denarius, RIC 7Obv:- D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right
Rev:- MINER PACIF COS II, Minerva standing facing with olive branch, shield & spear.
RIC 7, RSC 48, BMC 98

Cast fake.

Listed on eBay 06/17 as genuine by serdaal0 from Bulgaria (on NFSL).
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Clodius Albinus, Denarius, RIC 02Obv:- D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, Bare head right.
Rev:- COS II - Aesculapius standing left, holding serpent wreathed rod.
Rome mint: AD 195
RIC IVi, 2 (r) Rare, page 44 - Cohen 9 55 - SEAR RCV II (2002), #6140, page 442

Clodius Albinus AD 193-197 Silver Denarius REPLICA Clodius Albinus AD 193-197 Silver Denarius "Aesculapius, the healer."
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Clodius Albinus, Denarius, RIC 7Obv:- D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right
Rev:- MINER PACIF COS II, Minerva standing facing with olive branch, shield & spear.
RIC 7, RSC 48, BMC 98

Somewhat dangerous cast fake. Same coin sold twice in the same month using slightly different images.

Sold on ebay January 2007 by batibaleno.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Clodius Albinus, denarius, RIC -Obv:- CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, Bare headed bust right
Rev:- P M TR P II COS II P P, Roma, seated left, holding Victory
Ref:- None

Cast of a known fake. See the fake here.

Sold on ebay January 2007 by batibaleno.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Pertinax, 1 January – 28 March 193. AE Sestertius, Rome.
Obv. IMP CAES HELV – PERTINAX AVG Hd., laur., to r.
Rev. PROVIDENTIAE - DEORVM COS II Providentia standing l., holding up one arm towards star. S – C in field.
Struck, “Haskovo 1 Studio”
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Pescennius Niger, DenariusObv: IMP CAES PESC NIGER IVST COS II, Laureate bust right
Rev: APOLLINIS SANCTO, Apollo naked, standing left, resting right hand holding laurel branch on column, right hand on hip

A struck Bulgarian-style reproduction (cf. http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-1046) artificially worn to the point that base metal is showing on the reverse. Sold on French eBay as "exceptional" and "well-centered", with no comment on the authenticity.
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Clodius Albinus, Denarius, RIC 7Obv:- D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right
Rev:- MINER PACIF COS II, Minerva standing facing with olive branch, shield & spear.
RIC 7, RSC 48, BMC 98

Somewhat dangerous cast fake matching those sold by batibaleno.

Sold on ebay February 2007, removed by seller upon notification.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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DIDIA CLARA, AR Denarius. REPLICA 18 mmDIDIA CLARA, AR Denarius. REPLICA 18 mm DIDIA CLARA, daughter of Didius Julianus. AR Denarius Struck April-June 193 AD. Obv: DIDIA CLARA AVG, draped bust right Rev: HILAR TEMPOR, Hilaritas standing left, holding branch & cornucopiae. RSC 3.
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Manlia Scantilla Silver Denarius. REPLICA 18 mm 3.5 graManlia Scantilla Silver Denarius. REPLICA 18 mm 3.5 grams Manlia Scantilla wife of Didius Julianus, AR Denarius, Obv: MANLIA SCANTILLA AVG, draped bust right Rev: IVNO REGINA, Juno standing left, holding patera & scepter, peacock at feet standing left. Ref Manlia Scantilla Denarius, RIC 7a, RSC 2, BMC 11
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Pertinax AD 193 Silver Denarius REPLICAPertinax AD 193 Silver Denarius REPLICA Pertinax 1Jan- 28 March AD 193 Silver Denarius Rome Mint, Obv: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG Laureate head right. Rev: LAETITIA TEMPOR COS II Laetitia standing. RIC 4 (a); RSC20
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PertinaxSeller has sold two of the same die coins recently. No size or weight given.
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Pertinax AE Sestertius LaetitiaReplica
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Pertinax DenariusAnother pic of the same coin offered as authentic on eBay September 2011.
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PERTINAXAR Denarius, 18/17 mm; 2,663 g; 12h
Obv. IMP CAESP HELV PERTIN AVG Laur. head of Pertinax to r.
Rev. PROVID DEOR COS II. Providentia stg. l., reises r. hand towards the star.
“North-East Bulgaria Studio”
Published: Sofia 2005, no.63
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Pertinax Sestertius (reproduction)Sold in June 07 on Ebay as:
'REPRODUCTION/FORGERY sestertius of Pertinax sestertius ... 21,8 grams'

submitted by areich
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Pertinax Pertinax. No size or weight provided. Ebay seller has sold two of the exact die. Dec 2014
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Didius Julianus, 28 March - 2 June 193 A.D. Didius Julianus, 28 March - 2 June 193 A.D. Silver denarius, RIC IV 1, Cohen 2, BMCRE V 2, weight 2.065 g, maximum diameter 15.6 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, March - May 193 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES M DID IVLIAN AVG, laureate head right; reverse CONCORD MILIT, Concordia standing half-left, legionary eagle in right, standard in left

Toronto Group Forgery.
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Pescennius denarAnother specimen of this bulgarian forgery, sold on eBay as such by Lehmann5. June 2007.
2,57 g.
2 comments
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Pertinax Denariusob: DIVVS PERT PIVS PATER
Bust right
re: CONSECRATIO
Eagle on globe looking left.
Posthumous issue by Septimius Severus
3.18 gram
Silver
denarius
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PertinaxPERTINAX. 193 AD. "VF 30" SILVER DENARIUS. 19mm. 3.8gr. (22)
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Didius Julianus (193) AR Denarius
Obv.: IMP CAES M DID IVLIAN AVG Laureate bust r.
Rev.: CONCO R D MILIT Concordia standing facing, head l., holding legionary eagle and standard.
Cast, artificial patina.
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