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Trajan quinarius RIC 133 MIR 3723 viewsCast fake, at least five specimens sold since 2008.

Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Victory advancing right, holding palm frond and wreath

1,87 g
DzikiZdebJul 29, 2022
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Trajan quinarius RIC 133 MIR 3722 viewsCast fake, at least five specimens sold since 2008.

Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Victory advancing right, holding palm frond and wreath, 1.41 g
DzikiZdebJul 29, 2022
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Trajan quinarius RIC 133 MIR 3722 viewsCast fake, at least five specimens sold since 2008.

Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Victory advancing right, holding palm frond and wreath, 1,28 g
DzikiZdebJul 29, 2022
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Trajan quinarius RIC 133 MIR 3721 viewsCast fake, at least five specimens sold since 2008.

Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Victory advancing right, holding palm frond and wreath, 1,87 g
DzikiZdebJul 29, 2022
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Trajan quinarius RIC 133 MIR 3721 viewsCast fake, at least five specimens sold since 2008.

Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Victory advancing right, holding palm frond and wreath, 1,4 g
DzikiZdebJul 29, 2022
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Theodora Tetarteron Nomisma in bad silver0 views2.95 grams in weight and about 22 mm in diameter.

Fantasy item imitating Theodora Tetarteron Nomisma (SBCV 1838) in bad silver, and modern style.

Posted in fb July 23 2022
Pekka KJul 26, 2022
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Gotarzes I/Sinatruces (Parthia)2 viewsSellwood type 33

Sold on Ebay by NFSL seller vintage.intaglio
Robert L3Jun 27, 2022
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Mithradates I (Parthia)2 viewstetradrachm
Sellwood type 13

Two examples of identical casts sold by NFSL seller vintage.intaglio - the first (above) listed in 2020, the second (below) in 2022.
Robert L3Jun 27, 2022
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Elymais3 viewsKamnaskires III and Anzaze
Tetradrachm

Van’t Haaff type 7.1

Another one of these sold by NFSL seller vintage.intaglio. Previous listing was here: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pid=19840
Robert L3Jun 27, 2022
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John III Vatatzes (1222-1254)1 viewsAu Hyperpyron SBCV 2073.

Weights: 3.88, 3.98g.


Modern pressed(?) imitations (in gold) of the hyperpyron of John III Vatatzes.
Note that the reverses are all upright when they should be inverted.
Part of a series of similar types offered by various major auction houses and other sellers from c. 2002. These types do not it seems appear in any museum collections.
glebeJun 26, 2022
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John III Vatatzes (1222-1254)1 viewsAu Hyperpyron SBCV 2073.

Weights: 3.86, 3.33,
3.90, 3.98g.

Modern pressed(?) imitations (in gold) of the hyperpyron of John III Vatatzes.
Note that the reverses are all upright when they should be inverted.
Part of a series of similar types offered by various major auction houses and other sellers from c. 2002. These types do not it seems appear in any museum collections.
glebeJun 26, 2022
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John III Vatatzes (1222-1254)0 viewsAu Hyperpyron SBCV 2073.

Weights: 4.00, 4.08,
3.92, 4.18g.

Modern pressed(?) imitations (in gold) of the hyperpyron of John III Vatatzes.
Note that the reverses are all upright when they should be inverted.
Part of a series of similar types offered by various major auction houses and other sellers from c. 2002. These types do not it seems appear in any museum collections.
glebeJun 26, 2022
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John III Vatatzes (1222-1254)2 viewsAu Hyperpyron SBCV 2073.

Weights: 4.17, 4.29,
4.16, 3.80g.

Modern pressed(?) imitations (in gold) of the hyperpyron of John III Vatatzes.
Note that the reverses are all upright when they should be inverted.
Part of a series of similar types offered by various major auction houses and other sellers from c. 2002. These types do not it seems appear in any museum collections.
glebeJun 26, 2022
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90 BCE, L. Calpurnius Piso, Denarius, Crawford 340/11 viewsObv: Laureled head of Apollo r., sickle-shaped control mark behind
Rev: Horserider in profile r., two dots above, one dot below, text between rider and singe dot reads C PISO LFS

Found on eBay profile with 15.3k reviews and 100% positive feedback that does not appear on NSFL
1 commentsAdrian HJun 03, 2022
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Otho Denarius16 viewsSlabbed Fake Otho Denarius:

From Jyrki Muona:

There is absolutely NO chance that it is genuine Rome mint Otho.

The dots before M (faint) and after M in the IMP M OTHO obverse legend do not exist in any of the more than 500 dies I have recorded.
The letter "I" in IMP starts in straight line from the extension of the neck. In all known right facing dies it is left of it and underneath the portrait.
The shape of the back of the head and its hairdo are abnormal.
The obverse legend break between CAESAR and AVG is at the forehead/hairline point. This is extremely rare, only four such dies are known.
The head is unusually small, though not impossible.
The weight is ridiculously high. Said to be a mistake. What rubbish for a slabbed coin that cannot be weighed now.
MatMay 16, 2022
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Licinius I Nicomedia5 viewsObv. IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG; head r., laur.
Rev. HERCVLI VICTORI; Hercules stg. r., r. behind back, l. leaning on club covered by lion's skin. Δ in left field. SMN in exergue.

5.42 g. Not listed in RIC. Belongs to the issue attested in RIC only for Maximinus (RIC VI NICOMEDIA 68)

Cast fake. Numerous examples sold on eBay. But note that also genuine coins of this type exist.
Lech St?pniewskiApr 23, 2022
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Thrace - Macedonia 4th c. BC, Bergaios13 viewsReplica of silver stater attributed to the king of Thrace Bergaios, circa 350 BC.
Diameter: 14-15 mm, Weight: circa 3 gr
Nikitas KApr 20, 2022
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Pertinax Denarius8 viewsPertinax Denarius. IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, laureate head right / OPI DIVIN TR P COS II, Ops seated left, holding two corn ears, left hand on top of throne.papsMar 25, 2022
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Augustus, AR Tetradrachm, Antioch10 viewsAugustus AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm of Antioch 5 BC
Obverse: ΚAIΣAPOΣ ΣΕBAΣTOY
Bust of Augustus Caesar
Reverse: ANTIOXEΩN MHTPOΠOΛEΩΣ
Tyche seated right on rocky outcropping, holding
palm frond in right hand; below, half-length figure
of river-god Orontes swimming right; ςΛ (Regnal year)
above; in right field, ΔN (Caesarean year) above
monogram ANT. Approx. Prieur 57; RPC 4158.
Approx. 7-8 gm. 30mm Modern fake. The tetradrachms
of Antioch (in Syria) are often imitated because they are
believed to be one of the type of silver coins that may have
been part of the 30 pieces given to Judas for is betrayal of
Jesus as stated in the New Testament
v-dromeMar 20, 2022
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Hadrian 11 views

Ebay March 2022 by known fake seller ancientearth2006
okidokiMar 18, 2022
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Zenobia8 viewsZenobia ~ 270 - 272 AD
(Palmyrene Secessionist Empire)
Obv: S ZENOBIA AVG; diademed and draped bust right, resting on crescent.
Rev: IVNO REGINA; Juno standing left holding plate and scepter, peacock at feet, star at left.
Maximum Diameter: 21 mm
Weight: 3.6 grams
Denomination: bronze antoninianus

old worn coin struck with modern die

Sold by notorious eBay fake seller volk_65 on September 3, 2021
Michael FMar 13, 2022
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Pupienus5 viewsIMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG / VICTORIA AVGG
17.5mm. 3.5g. Victoria standing facing, holding palm & wreath.
Sold on ebay as modern forgery
Dominic TMar 13, 2022
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Vespasian Judea Capta6 viewsIMP CAES AR VESPASIANVS AVG / IVDAEA
19.5mm 2.93g Judaea seated, behind palm tree
Sold on ebay as « modern forgery ».
Dominic TMar 12, 2022
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Pupienus Denarius4 viewsIMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG / VICTORIA AVGG
18.5mm 3.04g Victoria standing facing holding palm & wreath.
Sold on ebay as « modern forgery ».
Dominic TMar 12, 2022
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