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Hadrian
Ebay June 2021 by known fake seller io-560
Jun 17, 2021
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Hadrian
Ebay June 2021 by known fake seller io-560
Jun 17, 2021
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Hadrian
Ebay December 2020 by known fake seller io-560
Jun 17, 2021
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Hadrian Fake Denarius (17mm, 3.81g, 6h).Jun 15, 2021
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Lysimachos, Lysimachus, DrachmModern dies from Bulgaria, the style is off, they are pressed see the specific edge cracks and the weight of some if off. The one in middle has a weight of 5.02g which is much over weight standard of 4,3g for such a drachm, especially because some weight was lost due to artificial wear and this fake must have has a higher weight after pressing.
It seems like this symbols only exist on tetradrachms but not for drachms.
Jun 10, 2021
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Lysimachos drachmKINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos (305-281 BC). Drachm. Uncertain mint.
Obv: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing horn of Ammon.
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY.
Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background. star and torch
See CNG 75, lot 118. Thompson-:
4.34 gr. 18 mm

Shares same obverse and reverse die as the fake Pecunem 10 lot 77 example.
Jun 08, 2021
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Lysimachos drachmKINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos (305-281 BC). Drachm. Uncertain mint.
Obv: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing horn of Ammon.
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY.
Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background.star and torch; K in exergue.
Müller - (cf. 381: Tetradrachm); Thompson -; cf. See Numismatik Naumann Auction 10, lot 77 with K in exergue.
4.30 gr. 20 mm

Shares same obverse and reverse die as the fake Pecunem10 lot 77 example.
Jun 08, 2021
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Fake Parthian DrachmThe coin is an impossible mule of a Sellwood type 84 (his Vologases IV) obverse and a Sellwood type 27 (his Mithradates II) reverse - types that appeared about 250 years apart. The surfaces of the coin are strangely flat and the weight given for this example (4.66 g) is too high. A couple of other examples with the same dies can be seen on the fakes page at http://parthika.fr/Faux.html (numbered 65 & 66).Jun 08, 2021
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Otacilia Severa, Augusta Feb/Mar 244 - Sep/Oct 249 A.D., Wife of Philip I, Cast Fake SestertiusOtacilia Severa, Augusta Feb/Mar 244 - Sep/Oct 249 A.D., Wife of Philip I, Cast Fake Sestertius
15.660g, 28.6mm, 0 die axis, struck 244 - 249 A.D.
RIC IV 203a, Cohen V 10, Hunter III 14, SRCV III 9164
Obv: MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, diademed draped bust right
Rev: CONCORDIA AVGG (harmony between the Emperor and Empress), Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, double cornucopia in left hand, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue

Cast fake. Pre-1970. Condemned by NGC.
Jun 02, 2021
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Poseidonia, Lucania, Italy, c. 450 - 390 B.C., Silver Nomos, Cast FakePoseidonia, Lucania, Italy, c. 450 - 390 B.C., Silver Nomos
5.222g, 5.222mm, 0 deg. die axis
cf. HN Italy 1127, SNG ANS 677 ff., SNG Cop 1278 ff., SNG Lockett 442, Weber 817, De Luynes 531
Obv: Poseidon advancing left, trident in raised right, left arm outstretched before, ΠOΣEI downward on right
Rev: bull standing left, ΠOMEI (retrograde, Σ appearing as M) above

Cast. Condemned by NGC.
Jun 02, 2021
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Fantasy Coin AE20AE20, 2.458g, 19.7
Fantasy Coin - If you know more about this coin, please comment.
Jun 02, 2021
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Kings of Galatia, Amyntas, 37 - 25 B.C., AE24, Herakles / LionKings of Galatia, Amyntas, 37 - 25 B.C.
11.677g, 23.6mm, 0 deg die axis.
Obv: head of Herakles right, bearded, club in field behind - not over shoulder - the genuine type has club over shoulder
Rev: Nemean lion walking right, BAΣHΛEΩ (sic) above, AMYNTOY in exergue

An old fake (pre-1970) struck from modern dies. Condemned by NGC.
Jun 02, 2021
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Genuine - Lost or stolen - Suevic SolidusThe coin was stolen in a burglary in London on 18 August 2003 at Flat 2, 25 Broadwall, London SE1 9PL

Burglary Squad at Walworth Police Station (0207 232 6262)

12-28 Manor Place, Walworth SE173RL

Sergeant Ian Todd, DC Carl McCullough

The coin is registered as stolen good at Southwark Police station and the Antiques Squad of Scotland Yard

BNTA Early Warning Report of 04. September 2003, Ref: 10/03

Crime reference number 303 3374 - 03

May 31, 2021
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Genuine - Lost or stolen - Suevic Solidus in the name of HonoriusThe coin was stolen in a burglary in London on 18 August 2003 at Flat 2, 25 Broadwall, London SE1 9PL

Burglary Squad at Walworth Police Station (0207 232 6262)

12-28 Manor Place, Walworth SE173RL

Sergeant Ian Todd, DC Carl McCullough

The coin is registered as stolen good at Southwark Police station and the Antiques Squad of Scotland Yard

BNTA Early Warning Report of 04. September 2003, Ref: 10/03

Crime reference number 303 3374 - 03

There has been a court case at Wood Green Court in 2004. Case of handling stolen coins Jeremy Simmons, Case Ref. T20040463

May 31, 2021
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Agathokles, Syracuse, Syrakus, SlaveySlavey fake, for sale currently buy Slavey himslef in his store
Sicily, Syracuse AR Stater. Time of Agathokles, circa 317-306/5 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin on the bowl; [trophy] to left / ΣYPA[KOΣIΩ]N, Pegasos flying to left; triskeles above. Pegasi 16; BAR Issue 3; HGC 2, 1402. 7.12g, 24mm, 12h.

Here another one good picture

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pid=1712
May 29, 2021
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Agathokles, Syracuse, Syrakus, SlaveySlavey fake after cleaning currently for sale by British auction house

Sicily, Syracuse AR Stater. Time of Agathokles, circa 317-306/5 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin on the bowl; [trophy] to left / ΣYPA[KOΣIΩ]N, Pegasos flying to left; triskeles above. Pegasi 16; BAR Issue 3; HGC 2, 1402. 7.12g, 24mm, 12h.

Here another one good picture

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pid=1712
May 29, 2021
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Agathokles, Syracuse, SyrakusSlavey fake before cleaning

Sicily, Syracuse AR Stater. Time of Agathokles, circa 317-306/5 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin on the bowl; [trophy] to left / ΣYPA[KOΣIΩ]N, Pegasos flying to left; triskeles above. Pegasi 16; BAR Issue 3; HGC 2, 1402. 7.12g, 24mm, 12h.

Here another one good picture

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pid=1712
May 29, 2021
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Commodus denarius HerculesCommodus denarius, 191-192, RIC III 251, Av: Head of Commodus, wearing lion-skin, right; L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL. Obv: Club of Hercules with legend to either side in 3 lines within wreath, HERCVL ROMAN AVGV.

Modern cast. Withdrawn from polish coin shop.
May 29, 2021
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Medieval Votive WandVotive
AE votive wand.
Cast.

Identified as fake by Dr. Ilya Prokopov.
May 29, 2021
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Vespasian denarius RIC 65 Vespasian denarius RIC 65

Poor art level, marks of air bubbles, completely plain edge.
Nescafe giveaway from 1970'
1 commentsMay 29, 2021
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Vespasian denariusSilver denarius identified as a forgery by the British Museum

Struck or pressed from modern dies
May 29, 2021
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Calabria Tarentum (Taras) AR diobolListed by seller Troyanka on EBay (Russia). Casting seams are clearly visible in the images. Several identical coins for sale over several years. Still active.May 28, 2021
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Kings of Skythia, CharaspesReplica, marked as such with kantharos symbol.
This kantharos can be found on many replicas of this Bulgarian workshop but genreally not on an authentic coin of this types. I ordered one of these from a dealer who directly buys them from bulgarian workshop.
May 26, 2021
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Kings of Skythia, CharaspesReplica, marked as such with kantharos symbol.
This kantharos can be found on many replicas of this Bulgarian workshop but genreally not on an authentic coin of this types. Offered by very reputable Swissh auction house but withdrawn after being notified.
May 26, 2021
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