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messana63 viewsRÖMISCHE REPUBLIK
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AE-25mm (13,49 g), Messana 264. Av.: behelmter Kopf d. Minerva links, davor ROMANO. Rv.: Adler steht links, schaut rechts, links ROMANO. Crawf:23/1; Albert:46

used to make fake

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-18410
4 commentsDin X12/21/16 at 08:44Din X: Yes, Sicilan. Somehow they are linked to Bulgaria,...
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AE-25mm (13,49 g), Messana 264. Av.: behelmter Kopf d. Minerva links, davor ROMANO. Rv.: Adler steht links, schaut rechts, links ROMANO. Crawf:23/1; Albert:46

used to make fake

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-18410
4 commentsDin X12/18/16 at 13:09Ilya Prokopov: Italian production?
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messana63 viewsRÖMISCHE REPUBLIK
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AE-25mm (13,49 g), Messana 264. Av.: behelmter Kopf d. Minerva links, davor ROMANO. Rv.: Adler steht links, schaut rechts, links ROMANO. Crawf:23/1; Albert:46

used to make fake

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4 commentsDin X12/15/16 at 07:01Din X: The dies are made of bronze. These fakes dies are ...
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AE-25mm (13,49 g), Messana 264. Av.: behelmter Kopf d. Minerva links, davor ROMANO. Rv.: Adler steht links, schaut rechts, links ROMANO. Crawf:23/1; Albert:46

used to make fake

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4 commentsDin X12/15/16 at 06:52Ilya Prokopov: Looks like a couple of cast dies! Interesting than...
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Mold76 viewsSilicone mold for castings group of 6 denarii.2 commentsIlya Prokopov11/09/15 at 08:03Ilya Prokopov: Of course! No entry for molds.
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Mold76 viewsSilicone mold for castings group of 6 denarii.2 commentsIlya Prokopov11/06/15 at 13:12jrl69: This section was not about dies?
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CN. DOMITIUS AHENOBARBUS 41-40 BC122 viewsSteel Dies for AV Aureus, mint moving with Ahenobarbus in 41 BC
Obv. AHENOBAR Bare male head (Ahenobarbus ?) r.
Rev. CN·DOMITIVS·L·F·IMP Tetrastyle temple; in upper field, NE – PT.
“Dimitrovgrad Studio”
1 commentsIlya Prokopov01/09/13 at 08:30mariela s: This is studio: Ivan Patrashkin-Dimitrovgrad :-D
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Theophilus ??, Solidus - modern die245 viewsModern dies sold on ebay February 2010

“Haskovo 1, Slavey Studio” in Bulgaria

Another source claims they were engraved in Catania, Sicily.

I think that they may be Theophilus but am not sure.
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/12/10 at 18:43byzcoll: It is Theophilus and I think these are transfer di...
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CN PLANCIVS AED CVR SC Roma 55 BC.156 viewsSteel Dies for AR Denar
Obv. CN. PLANCVS / AED. CVR.SC Female hd. r., wearing causia,
Rev. Cretan goat r., bow and quiver behind
“Dimitrovgrad Studio”

1 commentsIlya Prokopov01/04/10 at 07:17Antonio G: ngyapdlq-pa an-rga-tsd [nagaya pe dalaq ana arag t...
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Syracuse - fake Agathocles tetradrachm obverse die made from genuine published die coin 409 viewsFake die apparently made from the genuine coin in the photo. The die was sold as a genuine ancient die. It is a modern forgery. It may or may not have been used to create modern fake coins. There is disagreement on the discussion boards regarding its usability. It is probably useable if properly mounted but too thin to be used as-is. There is a very small possibility the coin in the photo was made from the die and not vice versa but this is much less likely.

The coin was sold for $2400 at The New York Sale IV, lot 85, 17 January 2002. The auction description follows: Tetradrachm, about 310-305. AR 17.01 g. Head of Arethusa l., crowned with wreath of reeds; she wears a triple-pendant earring and a necklace; below truncation, NK in monogram; around, three dolphins. Rev. SURAKOSIWN Fast quadriga l. on double exergual line, the driver holds reins with his r. hand, kentron in his l. hand; above, triskelis, in exergue, below ethnic, monogram ?; linear border. SNG ANS 637 (same dies). SNG Oxford 2064. M. Ierardi, The Tetradrachms of Agathocles of Syracuse: A preliminary Study, AJN 7-8 (1995-1996), 40, 9 (same dies). Excellent hellenistic style. Beautiful, iridescent patina. Insignificant flan defect on rev. (in exergue). Extremely fine.
3 commentsJoe Sermarini05/06/09 at 12:14Joe Sermarini: I believe it still could have been made from this ...
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Syracuse - fake Agathocles tetradrachm obverse die made from genuine published die coin 409 viewsFake die apparently made from the genuine coin in the photo. The die was sold as a genuine ancient die. It is a modern forgery. It may or may not have been used to create modern fake coins. There is disagreement on the discussion boards regarding its usability. It is probably useable if properly mounted but too thin to be used as-is. There is a very small possibility the coin in the photo was made from the die and not vice versa but this is much less likely.

The coin was sold for $2400 at The New York Sale IV, lot 85, 17 January 2002. The auction description follows: Tetradrachm, about 310-305. AR 17.01 g. Head of Arethusa l., crowned with wreath of reeds; she wears a triple-pendant earring and a necklace; below truncation, NK in monogram; around, three dolphins. Rev. SURAKOSIWN Fast quadriga l. on double exergual line, the driver holds reins with his r. hand, kentron in his l. hand; above, triskelis, in exergue, below ethnic, monogram ?; linear border. SNG ANS 637 (same dies). SNG Oxford 2064. M. Ierardi, The Tetradrachms of Agathocles of Syracuse: A preliminary Study, AJN 7-8 (1995-1996), 40, 9 (same dies). Excellent hellenistic style. Beautiful, iridescent patina. Insignificant flan defect on rev. (in exergue). Extremely fine.
3 commentsJoe Sermarini05/05/09 at 20:03gibfrog: The die is 100% modern fake. The die wasn't d...
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Syracuse - fake Agathocles tetradrachm obverse die made from genuine published die coin 409 viewsFake die apparently made from the genuine coin in the photo. The die was sold as a genuine ancient die. It is a modern forgery. It may or may not have been used to create modern fake coins. There is disagreement on the discussion boards regarding its usability. It is probably useable if properly mounted but too thin to be used as-is. There is a very small possibility the coin in the photo was made from the die and not vice versa but this is much less likely.

The coin was sold for $2400 at The New York Sale IV, lot 85, 17 January 2002. The auction description follows: Tetradrachm, about 310-305. AR 17.01 g. Head of Arethusa l., crowned with wreath of reeds; she wears a triple-pendant earring and a necklace; below truncation, NK in monogram; around, three dolphins. Rev. SURAKOSIWN Fast quadriga l. on double exergual line, the driver holds reins with his r. hand, kentron in his l. hand; above, triskelis, in exergue, below ethnic, monogram ?; linear border. SNG ANS 637 (same dies). SNG Oxford 2064. M. Ierardi, The Tetradrachms of Agathocles of Syracuse: A preliminary Study, AJN 7-8 (1995-1996), 40, 9 (same dies). Excellent hellenistic style. Beautiful, iridescent patina. Insignificant flan defect on rev. (in exergue). Extremely fine.
3 commentsJoe Sermarini05/05/09 at 03:14slokind: That should do the job.
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Domitianus 81-96302 viewsPlastic mats / dies for AR Denarius.1 commentsIlya Prokopov03/19/09 at 05:04mike: this type of dies make excellent fakes
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Katane, SICILY Circa 415/3-404 BC.268 viewsSteel dies for AR Litra.
Obv. Head of Silenos l., wearing ivy wreath.
Rev. Winged thunderbolt; two shields flanking, KATA-NAIΩN around.
"Dimitrovgrad Studio".
1 commentsIlya Prokopov09/21/08 at 15:40timig: :lol:
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Galla Placidia205 viewsContemporary steel dies for striking solidi.
I.Prokopov
2 commentsIlya Prokopov03/20/08 at 12:54Joe Sermarini: Dr. Prokopov :)
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Galla Placidia205 viewsContemporary steel dies for striking solidi.
I.Prokopov
2 commentsIlya Prokopov03/19/08 at 18:09Mark Z2: Are these actually the property of Mr. Prokopov? F...
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