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Vespasian denarius RIC 65 23 viewsVespasian denarius RIC 65

Poor art level, marks of air bubbles, completely plain edge.
Nescafe giveaway from 1970'
1 commentsJoe Sermarini05/30/21 at 00:49Pawel K: Wow, my fake :)
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Genuine - Stolen - Roman Republic, C. Memmius C.f., 56 B.C., Silverdenarius121 viewsStolen by:

MARTINEZ MARCO
60 RUE ORDONER
PARIS 75018
FRANCE

pachetull@yahoo.fr

Phone: 0033634891333

Purchased with a stolen credit card or fraudulent claim of stolen credit card. Several dealers report this seller as a fraud. He is probably Pavel Andreica aka Andreca Florin, a notorious thief from Paris, who uses various identies, credit cards and addresses.
1 commentsJoe Sermarini04/24/21 at 19:47Christian H3: Perfectly right to exhibit it here. Stolen coins s...
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Severus Denarius, RIC 23150 viewsFake dies: http://www.forgerynetwork.com/asset.aspx?id=VWVJDFpWMGQ=

Sold on February 2012 as genuine.
1 commentsManuel03/23/21 at 20:12Curtis: At least four additional examples from the same di...
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Faustina I, Denarius114 viewsAR Denarius, 3.30 gr., Rome mint struck after AD 147.

Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, veiled bust right.
Rev: AETERNITAS, Fortuna standing left, holding globe and rudder.
RIC #348; Cohen #6; RCV #4577

According to the maker "silver alloyed to 85% pure silver, 8% copper and 8% lead"
Shown by Remoneda as Struck replica in the Spanish Forum Imperio-Numismatico
Jan_2012
1 commentsmdelvalle03/20/21 at 11:38Dominic T: This reverse only exists on aurei. It's RIC 34...
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Lucilla, denarius121 viewsObv:- LVCILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev:- FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas seated right, nursing child in arms, child at feet

Sold on ebay May 2008.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
1 commentsmaridvnvm03/13/21 at 17:04*Alex: A larger picture, or even cropping this one would ...
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Nigrinian, Antoninianus38 viewsDIVO NIGRINIANO, radiate head right / CONSECRATIO, Eagle standing facing, head left, KAA exergue.

Modern fake in wrong style.
1 commentsJoe Sermarini03/04/21 at 10:25Dominic T: Cast fake or transfer die fake: (...)
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BRUTUS313 viewsAR Denarius 19/19 mm, 3.44 g
Obv. BRUT. IMP. L PLAET. CEST. Bare hd. of Brutus r.
Rev. EID MAR. Cap of Liberty between two daggers.
Struck. Die-engraver "Slavey Studio - Haskovo I"
Published: Sofia 2003, no.118
I. Prokopov
1 commentsIlya Prokopov02/26/21 at 19:00Din X: It is a Lipanoff fake
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???245 viewsObv:- Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev:- Tripod

Sold as genuine on ebay April 2008

Submitted by Maridvnvm
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/16/21 at 10:56Din X: Elis, Zakynthos, Becker, Hill 65
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???245 viewsObv:- Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev:- Tripod

Sold as genuine on ebay April 2008

Submitted by Maridvnvm
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/12/21 at 09:57helvetica: DIWNOS was a magistrate in Chersonessos, Thrace.
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Vespasian RIC 6533 viewsPurchased before 2010. Completely plain coin edge, marks of air bubbles, poor artistic level.1 commentsPawel K01/27/21 at 10:29Pawel K: please delate this report. I'll upload 3 photo...
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Roma46 viewsObv: OTACIL SEVERA AVG.
Diademed and draped bust right, set on crescent.
Rev: SAECVLARES AVGG / IIII.
Hippopotamus advancing right.
RIC 116b.

Castr from the coin lot 679 from the pecunem Sale N°9
1 comments01/20/21 at 12:02Charles T: Genuine one, we discussed about it on a french for...
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Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Constantinople 083 var87 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Rosette and laureate diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Constantinople; (_ | S // CONSIA*)
Reference:– RIC VIII Constantinople 83 var (Unlisted officina - All other officina are R)

Cast fake.
1 commentsmaridvnvm12/31/20 at 15:02gsimonel: I have one of these that appears to have been stam...
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ANNIUS VERUS (ANONYMOUS QUADRANS)85 viewsAE quadrans 160-166 AD Obv: Laureate head of a boy Rev; SC within laurel wreath.Location of the marks around the coins matching another FCR. For sale by a serious auction house April 2019. Promptly withdrawn after being advised. 1 commentsDominic T12/23/20 at 22:50cckk: This one keeps popping up but with a lot of fake ‘...
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Roman Republic, C. Cassius Longinus, Imperator, and L. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther, Legate, c. 43 - Early 42 B.C.119 viewsSilver denarius, Crawford 505/2; Sear Imperators 225; Sydenham 1312; RSC I Cassius 9; RBW 1773; BMCRR East 83; SRCV I 1448, aEF, well centered and struck on a tight flan, toned, small open flan crack, modest surface flaws (perhaps overstruck), 3.818g, 20.1mm, 12:00, obverse C CASSI IMP (Gaius Cassius Longinus, Imperator), laureate head of Libertas right; reverse M SERVILIVS LEG (M. Servilius, legate), Aplustre, the branches ending in flowers; military mint traveling with Brutus and Cassius, probably struck at Sardis, in summer 42 B.C.; rare

This is a dangerous fake, examples of which have passed as genuine at reputable auctions. A specialist in Roman Republic coins has condemned it as struck or pressed with modern dies, overstruck on an ancient flan. These dies were first recorded in 2014. All examples are overstruck and no previously known from this issue were overstruck. The apluster is abnormal (no real apluster could look like this). The epigraphy is abnormal. It is uncleaned which is unusual for Roman silver and probably intended to make the forgery less obvious.

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4 commentsJoe Sermarini12/23/20 at 07:20Din X: I can not not post links here but ancientlegends i...
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Antoninus Pius with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (138-161). Fake Sestertius (33mm, 26.63 g, 12h).145 viewsAntoninus Pius with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (138-161). Fake Sestertius (33mm, 26.63 g, 12h). Laureate head of Antoninus Pius l. R/ Bare head of Marcus Aurelius r. Modern fake for study3 commentsJoe Sermarini12/19/20 at 10:04Din X: Sometimes altered coins are sold as fakes or added...
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Nigrinian, antoninianus54 viewsObv:- DIVO NIGRINIANO, radiate head right
Rev:- CONSECRATIO, Eagle standing facing, head left, exergue off flan

Overstruck with modern dies on a genuine worn ancient coin.
1 commentsJoe Sermarini12/14/20 at 07:03Din X: Sure that this is not just an artificial patina?
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Nero Bronze As87 viewsNERO, Bronze As
Suspect fake because it was sold by saxbys-coins.
Perhaps part of a group of fakes overstruck on genuine ancient coins.
1 comments12/14/20 at 07:03Din X: Sure that this is not just an artificial patina?
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Lipanoff - Augustus84 viewsModern cast forgery by Lipanoff Studios of AR denarius of Augustus, 3.89g, 21mm
obv: AVGVSTVS DIVI F bare head r., all devices within oak wreath
rev: C MARIVS TR O III VIR head of Julia r., surmounted by oak-wreath, between the heads, all r., of her sons Caius and Lucius
cf: RIC 405, BMC 108
sold on ebay as authentic by notorius fake seller bulshop555
1 commentscommodus12/13/20 at 19:44Nerva: Identical dies of coin for sale 12/13/20 on eBay b...
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Augustus, Caius, Lucius & Julia, AR Denarius, RIC 404140 viewsObv:- DIVI F AVGVSTVS, bare head right
Rev:- C MARIVS TRO III VIR, heads of Lucius, Julia and Caius right, wreath above.
RIC 404, RSC 1, BMC 106

Modern reproduction

Sold without warranty on ebay May 2009
1 commentsmaridvnvm12/13/20 at 19:44Nerva: Identical dies of coin for sale 12/13/20 on eBay b...
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Augustus, Caius, Lucius & Julia Denarius84 viewsSold on Ebay as a souvenir in Jan 2012.

Augustus, Caius, Lucius & Julia, AR Denarius, RIC 40480 viewsObv:- DIVI F AVGVSTVS, bare head right
Rev:- C MARIVS TRO III VIR, heads of Lucius, Julia and Caius right, wreath above. RIC 404, RSC 1, BMC 106
1 commentsSRukke12/13/20 at 19:43Nerva: Identical dies of coin for sale 12/13/20 on eBay b...
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Augustus, Caius, Lucius & Julia, AR Denarius, RIC 404153 viewsObv:- DIVI F AVGVSTVS, bare head right
Rev:- C MARIVS TRO III VIR, heads of Lucius, Julia and Caius right, wreath above. RIC 404, RSC 1, BMC 106

Sold on ebay February 2008 by bulshop555.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
1 commentsmaridvnvm12/13/20 at 19:40Nerva: Identical dies of coin for sale 12/13/20 on eBay b...
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Antoninus Pius with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (138-161). Fake Sestertius (33mm, 26.63 g, 12h).145 viewsAntoninus Pius with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (138-161). Fake Sestertius (33mm, 26.63 g, 12h). Laureate head of Antoninus Pius l. R/ Bare head of Marcus Aurelius r. Modern fake for study3 commentsJoe Sermarini12/07/20 at 13:02Joseph Sermarini: Sold as a modern fake.
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Traianus83 viewsA specimens of a Trajan Sestertius with PAX on the reverse, weight unknown, actually on sale on Ebay as "replica coins" but without marks as "COPY" or similiar.2 commentsIllyricum6511/23/20 at 06:07Pekka K: One coin with different background on pictures.
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Traianus83 viewsA specimens of a Trajan Sestertius with PAX on the reverse, weight unknown, actually on sale on Ebay as "replica coins" but without marks as "COPY" or similiar.2 commentsIllyricum6511/22/20 at 14:43Illyricum65: clone of a traianan sestertius
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