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Nigrinian, Antoninianus40 viewsDIVO NIGRINIANO, radiate head right / CONSECRATIO, Eagle standing facing, head left, KAA exergue.

Modern fake in wrong style.
1 commentsJoe Sermarini03/04/21 at 11:25Dominic T: Cast fake or transfer die fake: (...)
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BRUTUS321 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 20:00Din X: It is a Lipanoff fake
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Vespasian RIC 6538 viewsPurchased before 2010. Completely plain coin edge, marks of air bubbles, poor artistic level.1 commentsPawel K01/27/21 at 11:29Pawel K: please delate this report. I'll upload 3 photo...
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Roma49 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 13:02Charles T: Genuine one, we discussed about it on a french for...
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Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Constantinople 083 var92 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 16:02gsimonel: I have one of these that appears to have been stam...
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ANNIUS VERUS (ANONYMOUS QUADRANS)88 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 Promptly withdrawn after being advised. 1 commentsDominic T12/23/20 at 23:50cckk: This one keeps popping up but with a lot of fake ‘...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.124 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 08:20Din 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).156 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 11:04Din X: Sometimes altered coins are sold as fakes or added...
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Nigrinian, antoninianus57 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 08:03Din X: Sure that this is not just an artificial patina?
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Nero Bronze As90 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 08:03Din X: Sure that this is not just an artificial patina?
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Lipanoff - Augustus86 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 20:44Nerva: Identical dies of coin for sale 12/13/20 on eBay b...
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Augustus, Caius, Lucius & Julia, AR Denarius, RIC 404143 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 20:44Nerva: Identical dies of coin for sale 12/13/20 on eBay b...
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Augustus, Caius, Lucius & Julia Denarius87 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 20:43Nerva: Identical dies of coin for sale 12/13/20 on eBay b...
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Augustus, Caius, Lucius & Julia, AR Denarius, RIC 404156 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 20:40Nerva: 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).156 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 14:02Joseph Sermarini: Sold as a modern fake.
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Traianus86 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 07:07Pekka K: One coin with different background on pictures.
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Traianus86 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 15:43Illyricum65: clone of a traianan sestertius
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Augustus denarius122 viewsAugustus AR-Denar, 30/29 v. Chr., italische Münzstätte; 3.67 g

. Kopf r.//Terminusstatue auf Blitz. BMC 628 (östliche Münzstätte); Coh. 114; RIC² 269 a.

Modern fake sold on ebay in 07/07/2016 by a seller based in Bulgaria
2 commentsMarcelo Leal11/02/20 at 22:28Nerva: Same dies but different "strike" on eBay from Bulg...
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Augustus (Octavian), Denarius110 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 12:46Vincenzo Z: grazie dottorr Prokopov ,non credevo ci fossero co...
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Otho denarius102 viewsFake Otho denarius withdrawn from Gorny & Mosch auction 220 Lot 1623.
Otho, Denarius (3,29gr).
IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P
PONT MAX,
RIC 22; C. 12; BMC 12; BN 27
1 commentsantesignanvm02/25/20 at 10:47jmuona: See my Otho gallery for more information
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Antoninus Pius with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (138-161). Fake Sestertius (33mm, 26.63 g, 12h).156 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 Sermarini02/19/20 at 20:04curtislclay: Looks like a struck original to me.
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Carausius75 viewsCarausius
Denarius
Imitation of RIC 5b 560
Obv IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG
Rev FELICITAS
Several copies of this coin have been listed on eBay by kopar0208.The description used on the latest example is simply "Carausius Silver Denarius".
1 commentsNoviomagus09/06/19 at 12:32Noviomagus: Another example listed on ebay by gagoc_6 in Septe...
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Becker - Naxos Sicily 430-415 BC Tetradrachm. Hill Becker 21.100 viewsNaxos Sicily 430-415 BC Tetradrachm. Hill Becker 21.

Dies by Carl Wilhelm Becker, 1772 - 1830.
1 commentsJoe Sermarini08/25/19 at 22:03Din X: Galvano of the authentic specimen in British Museu...
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Kamarina86 viewsAR-Litra, circa 409 - 405. Kopf der Nymphe Kamarina mit Ampyx und Ohrring, das Haar in eine doppelt geschlungene Sphendone eingebunden, davor KAMAPINA. Rs: Schwan mit geöffneten Schwingen auf Wellenlinie nach links. Westermark-Jenkins, Kamarina 171,1. 0,69g. Vorzüglich.

Made with fake die

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-18231
2 commentsDin X08/13/19 at 13:00Din X: mirrored picture for easier comparison.
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