Dr. Ilya Prokopov's Fake Ancient Coin Reports
  Worried About Fakes? All Items Purchased From Forum Are GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC For Eternity!!! Know The Coin OR Know The Dealer Has Expertise And A Guarantee Of Authenticity NEVER Buy From Any Seller On Our Notorious Fake Seller List!!! You DO NOT Need To Be An Expert To Collect Ancient Coins - Buy From Reputable Professional Dealers If You Don't Know The Coin Is Genuine - You MUST Know The Seller Is Reputable - OR DO NOT BUY!!! If You Want To Learn - Examine The Study Images Below And Join The Classical Numismatics Discussion Worried About Fakes? All Items Purchased From Forum Are GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC For Eternity!!! Please Visit Our Shop And Find A Coin You Love Today!!!

| Upload file | Login | Album list | Last uploads | Last comments | Most viewed | Top rated | My Favorites | Search
Home > Fake Coin Reports > Fake Roman Republic Coins: Before 27 BC

Last comments - Fake Roman Republic Coins: Before 27 BC
119.jpg
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
82796a00.jpg
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.

Click the photo to see a larger image.
4 commentsJoe Sermarini12/23/20 at 07:20Din X: I can not not post links here but ancientlegends i...
Augusto_denario_ColumnaTodocoleccion_Jun_2011_Replica.jpg
Augustus (Octavian), Denarius108 viewsObv: AVGVSTVS DIVI F laur. head, r.
Rev: IMP CAESAR to either side of rostral column with statue of Octavian atop it.
This appears to be a mule of two Augustus types, the obv being of the type struck at mints in Gaul during his reign as Augustus (cf. RIC 189 & 197, obv only) and the rev being a type struck as Octavian, 29-27 BC (cf: RIC 271). On genuine denarii with this rev type the obv is anepigraphic.

Die Match:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-4841
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-11012

Sold on Todocoleccion (Spain) as replica
Jun_2011
1 commentsmdelvalle08/25/20 at 11:46Vincenzo Z: grazie dottorr Prokopov ,non credevo ci fossero co...
htj615392.jpg
Octavian, Denarius, RIC I 266373 viewsObv: No legend.
Bust: Bare head of Octavian right
Rev: No legend
Temple surrounded by ballustrade, with Victory on globe at apex, warriors at the angles.
Date: 30-29 BC. Rome mint.
Ref: RIC I 266, CRI 421, BMCRE 631, RSC 122
2 comments08/22/18 at 01:42Yordan M: This doesn't make the coin a fake...In my opin...
leg_XIX_11-05_L.jpg
Mark Antony LEG XIX Denarius95 viewsObv.: ANT AVG / III VIR R P C - Galley right.
Rev.: LEG XIX - Aquila between two standards.

See... http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-19444

Sold on eBay as genuine by apollo_coins
1 commentsMinos08/22/18 at 01:30Yordan M: Genuine coin, don't be funny
82796a00.jpg
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.

Click the photo to see a larger image.
4 commentsJoe Sermarini08/06/18 at 09:38Shaverraver: Coin was found by me with an XP detector at 125 mm...
82796a00.jpg
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.

Click the photo to see a larger image.
4 commentsJoe Sermarini06/29/18 at 18:45Din X: Obvios fake from modern dies, have seen many of th...
82796a00.jpg
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.

Click the photo to see a larger image.
4 commentsJoe Sermarini06/24/18 at 10:15Shaverraver: I think you are so wrong.Show other examples.And w...
Cibele_IMG.jpg
A. Plautius, Denarius680 viewsObv:- A PLAVTIVS before, AED CVR SC behind, Turreted hd of Cybele right
Rev:- IVDAEVS before, BACCHIVS below, supplicant offerng palm-branch, camel behind
Ref:- Plautia 13, Cr431/1, Syd 932, Hendin 741, RCV 2000 Edition 395
55 BC.
R behind camel stands for replica
Sold as a fake on ebay October 2005

Submitted by Maridvnvm
1 commentsmaridvnvm11/06/17 at 12:31andres: R behind camel stands for replica
Fake.jpg
A. Plautius 55 B.C.: Fake Republic Denarius526 viewsObverse: Turreted head of Cybele right, A PLAVTIVS before, AED CVR S C behind

Reverse:Bacchius the Jew , in attitude of supplication, kneeling right beside camel, presenting olive branch, BACCHIVS in exergue, IVDAEVS on right

Reference: Sear 395

Sold on Ebay, matches with known fake coins of this type
1 commentsRomaVictor11/06/17 at 12:30andres: behind the camel there is an R stands for replica
BrutEID-MAR.jpg
Brutus 42 BC257 viewsAR Denarius,
Obv. BRUT. IMP. L PLAET. CEST. Bare hd. of Brutus r.
Rev. EID MAR. Cap of Liberty between two daggers.
Dark patina, cast.
1 commentsIlya Prokopov10/24/17 at 18:33ITALO V: Please note that his coin has now been professiona...
republican_veiled_head_implements_Crawford_406.jpg
P Sulpicius Galba Vesta - Priestly implements55 viewsModern fake of republican denarius of P Sulpicius Galba. 69 BC.
SC behind veiled head of Vesta right.
AED CVR, Knife, simpulum and ornamented axe; P GALB in ex.
Crawford 406/1; Syd 838; Sulpicia 6; Sear 345
Genuine versions can be seen here:
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/sear5/s0345.html

Although this coin is apparently slabbed in a pronged holder, this is NOT an NGC Ancients holder.
1 commentshelvetica07/20/16 at 13:01bpmurphy: Although this coin is apparently slabbed in a pron...
__56.JPG
Roman Republic Denarius 49 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Roma right, XVI behind
Rev: Biga, L.AIL below, NOMA in exergue

ebay sale April 2016 by fake seller garata999
1 commentsJoe Sermarini05/04/16 at 21:02chalp: this person is still currently selling on Ebay
Pomponia_9_repro.JPG
Pomponia 9177 viewsQ Pomponius Musa Denarius. 56 BC. Head of Apollo right; lyre-key behind / POMPONI MVSA, Calliope standing right, playing lyre set on column. Cr410/2a, Syd 811.

Sold on eBay as a silver reproduction for 15.60 EUR by a seller from Spain.
1 commentspostvmvs12/02/15 at 18:46ben392: That's a good fake!
image02118.jpg
M. Plaetorius Cestianus 405/4b59 viewsM. Plaetorius M. f. Cestianus AR Denarius. 57 BC. Female bust right; bug behind / M·PLAETORI, on left, CEST·EX·S·C, Jug and torch. Crawford 405/4b; Plaetoria 7. 3.63g2 commentscarthago07/01/15 at 13:19carthago: Frans - because this one and the one before it are...
image02118.jpg
M. Plaetorius Cestianus 405/4b59 viewsM. Plaetorius M. f. Cestianus AR Denarius. 57 BC. Female bust right; bug behind / M·PLAETORI, on left, CEST·EX·S·C, Jug and torch. Crawford 405/4b; Plaetoria 7. 3.63g2 commentscarthago06/16/15 at 06:53Frans Diederik: Why is this coin in the Fake Gallery?
FR9.JPG
Tituria 4, denarius170 viewsL Titurius Lf Sabinus denarius. 89 BC.
Rev:- Head of Taitus facing right, SABIN behind, palm before
Rev:- Tarpeia buried to waist in sheilds.
Tituria 4, Syd 699.

Cast fake.

Sold on ebay December 2008 as a reproduction. Described as "amalgam with silver plate".
1 commentsmaridvnvm01/11/11 at 12:41Cayo Julio César: sabin
caesar1245.jpg
Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, Denarius, RSC 3a779 viewsObv: MANTON R S C
Bust: Bare head of Mark Antony right, lituus behind
Rev: CAESAR DIC
Bust: Laureate head of Julius Caesar right, jug behind
Ref: RSC 3a, Crawford 488/2, CRI 123, Sydenham 1166a

Top coin sold in one day auction by "power-of-love", a Toronto Group Forgery.

2nd photo Sold on Ebay by "bricksoftime" (Toronto Group) as an original coin in 1 day private auction.

Duplicate soapy details, and identical flan shape and centering prove they are cast copies.
2 comments01/27/10 at 22:15Allan W: I just got one of these. It is identical (includi...
aureus fake.jpg
Julius Caesar Aureus176 viewsSole on eBay as authentic.

obv: Caesar shrowded
rev: Victory in quadriga

uploaded by Wolfgang336
1 commentswolfgang33608/09/09 at 14:38archivum: This scan shows a Fabia denarius!
Fake04A.jpg
Publius Plautius Hypsaeus191 views60B.C. Obv: Bust of LEUCONOE facing right; DOLPHIN behind; P.YPSAE.S.C down, before Rev: JUPITER in QUADRIGA galloping left; CEPIT up, behind; C.YPSAE.COS below; PRIV in exergue Crawford: 420/2a 4.13gms, 4.17gms, 4.00gms1 commentsGilgamesh07/07/09 at 13:36archivum: Wrong description for these coins.
rep1a.jpg
Cn. Lucretius Trio. 136 B.C.126 viewsObv:- TRIO, helmeted head of Roma, X before
Rev:- Dioscuri r.; below, CN. LVCR.; ROMA in ex.

Cast fake.

Sold on ebay December 2008 as a reproduction. Described as "amalgam with silver plate".

Matches other cast examples in the reports, as seen here :-

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-2257
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/07/09 at 12:44archivum: Wrong description for this coin -- Poblicia?
rr7a.jpg
C. Vibius C. f. Pansa. 90 BC. denarius160 viewsObv:- Laureate head of Apollo r, PANSA behind
Rev:- Ceres walking r., holding torch in each hand, pig before, C VIBIVS C F behind

Cast fake.

Sold on ebay December 2008 as a reproduction. Described as "amalgam with silver plate".

Matches other cast examples in the reports, as seen here :-

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-2205
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/07/09 at 12:39archivum: Wrong description for this coin.
rep quad img.jpg
C. Vibius C. f. Pansa. 90 BC. denarius233 viewsObv:- Laureate head of Apollo r, PANSA behind
Rev:- Ceres walking r., holding torch in each hand, pig before, C VIBIVS C F behind

Cast fake. See other example here.

Sold on ebay January 2007 by batibaleno.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
1 commentsmaridvnvm07/07/09 at 12:38archivum: Wrong description for this coin.
fake_Vibius2.jpg
C. Vibius C. f. Pansa. 90 BC. denarius387 viewsLaureate head of Apollo r, PANSA behind / Ceres walking r., holding torch in each hand, pig before, C VIBIVS C F behind

Cast fakes sold by fakes sellers 'imperatorial' and 'empire_gallery' on eBay. The top one sold for $26.55 (Feb. 2006 by imperatorial) and the bottom one sold for $39.99 (Mar. 2006 by empire_gallery).
1 commentspostvmvs07/07/09 at 12:37archivum: Wrong description for these coins.
60 files on 3 page(s) 1

All coins are guaranteed for eternity