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Mark Antony, Denarius, LEG XII2 viewsObv:- ANT AVG III VIR R P C, galley r. mast with banners at prow
Rev:- LEG XII, legionary eagle between two standards
maridvnvmJul 28, 2021
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Mark Antony, Denarius, LEG VIII1 viewsObv:- ANT AVG III VIR R P C, galley r. mast with banners at prow
Rev:- LEG VIII, legionary eagle between two standards
maridvnvmJul 28, 2021
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Mark Antony, Denarius, LEG V0 viewsObv:- ANT AVG III VIR R P C, galley r. mast with banners at prow
Rev:- LEG V, legionary eagle between two standards
maridvnvmJul 28, 2021
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Mark Antony, Denarius, LEG I1 viewsObv:- ANT AVG III VIR R P C, galley r. mast with banners at prow
Rev:- LEG I, legionary eagle between two standards
maridvnvmJul 28, 2021
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Mark Antony, Denarius, LEG II1 viewsObv:- ANT AVG III VIR R P C, galley r. mast with banners at prow
Rev:- LEG II, legionary eagle between two standards
maridvnvmJul 28, 2021
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Mark Antony, Denarius, LEG III1 viewsObv:- ANT AVG III VIR R P C, galley r. mast with banners at prow
Rev:- LEG III, legionary eagle between two standards
maridvnvmJul 28, 2021
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Lucius Cassius Caecianus19 viewsOn top authentic mother below cast fakes.
Same flan shape, centering and very small edge crack at revers at 4 o´clock.
Din XJun 26, 2021
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Mark Antony LEG II Denarius62 viewsSilver denarius, Crawford 544/14, Sydenham 1216, BMCRR II East 190, RSC I 27, Sear CRI 349, obverse ANT•AVG / III VIR•R•P•C, galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow; reverse LEG - II, aquila (legionary eagle) between two legionary standardsJoe SermariniOct 25, 2020
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Mark Antony LEG XI Denarius41 views3.34g. Struck with modern dies. The style and details are simply wrong. Perhaps overstruck on an ancient coin.

Obverse: A weird object that looks like a trident projects from the bow. Odd rudder.

Reverse: The aquila looks like a pigeon, not an eagle. The signa are missing the clear upturned crescents normally present.
Joe SermariniOct 25, 2020
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Mark Antony LEG VII Denarius32 views3.74g Appears to be cast of a fake. The type from which it is cast has been identified as a Dacian imitative, but that is doubtful. Fake of a fake.Joe SermariniOct 25, 2020
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Mark Antony LEG VII Aureus35 viewsBMCRE 188. This coin has been condemned by the IBSCC Photo/ by permission International Bureau for the Suppression of Counterfeit Coins. Refer Bulletin on Counterfeits reference.
6.07g

IBSCC Bulletin on Counterfeits BOCS Vol 9 No. 1 1984 Page 11 Fig 1
Joe SermariniOct 25, 2020
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Mark Antony LEG VII Aureus37 viewsThis coin has been condemned by the IBSCC Photo/ by permission International Bureau for the Suppression of Counterfeit Coins. Refer Bulletin on Counterfeits reference above. LEG VII - No genuine aurei of this legion are known 7.64g

IBSCC Bulletin on Counterfeits BOCS Vol 9 No. 1 1984 Page 11 Fig 2
Joe SermariniOct 25, 2020
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Mark Antony LEG XXV Denarius30 viewsThis coin has been condemned by the IBSCC Photo/ by permission International Bureau for the Suppression of Counterfeit Coins. Refer Bulletin on Counterfeits reference. All Legionary issues with numbers higher than LEG XXIII are spurious although they were listed by Babelon and later by Grueber in BMCRR 3.47g

IBSCC Bulletin on Counterfeits BOCS Vol 9 No. 1 1984 Page 11 Fig 4b
Joe SermariniOct 25, 2020
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Mark Antony LEG XXV Denarius27 viewsThis coin has been condemned by the IBSCC Photo/ by permission International Bureau for the Suppression of Counterfeit Coins. Refer Bulletin on Counterfeits reference. All Legionary issues with numbers higher than LEG XXIII are spurious although they were listed by Babelon and later by Grueber in BMCRR Comments 3.58g

IBSCC Bulletin on Counterfeits BOCS Vol 9 No. 1 1984 Page 11 Fig 4a
Joe SermariniOct 25, 2020
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Mark Antony LEG XXX Denarius23 viewsIBSCC Bulletin on Counterfeits BOCS Vol 9 No. 1 1984 Page 11 Fig 5 .

This coin has been condemned by the IBSCC Photo/ by permission International Bureau for the Suppression of Counterfeit Coins. Refer Bulletin on Counterfeits reference. All Legionary issues with numbers higher than LEGXIII are spurious although they were listed by Babelon and later by Grueber in BMCRR. Overstruck on a victoriate.
Joe SermariniOct 25, 2020
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Julius Caesar - L Flaminius Chilo38 viewsJulius Caesar. 41 BC. AR Denarius (20 mm, 3.83 g). Rome mint; L. Flaminius Chilo, moneyer. Head of Caesar right, wearing golden wreath / Goddess (Pax or Venus?) standing left, holding caduceus in right hand and scepter in left; L FLAMINIVS downward to right, IIII VIR upward to left. Crawford 485/1; CRI 113; Sydenham 1089; RSC 26

Sold September 2020 on ebay
Struck from modern dies
dwarfSep 13, 2020
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Julius Caesar28 viewsdwarfSep 13, 2020
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Julius Caesar53 viewsPressed Lipanoff forgery
Die match to
"Ilya Prokopov: Contemporary Coin Engravers and Coin Masters from Bulgaria: Lipanoff Studio"
There number 17

Julius Caesar, Denarius, Utica(?), 46 BC. AR (g 2,86; mm 17,5; h 6). Head of Ceres r., wearing wreath of grain; COS•TERT behind, DICT•ITER before, Rv. Emblems of the augurate and pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, jug and lituus; AVGVR above, PONT•MAX below, M to r. Crawford 467/1a; RSC 4a.
Din XAug 07, 2020
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Anonymous 62 viewsTop coin is a cast copy of middle coin, identical holes, centering, flan shape etc.
Middle coin is a cast copy of the authentic bottom coin, same centering, flan shape and edge cracks

Anonymous (semilibral), Quadrans, Rome, 217-215 BC, AE (g 35,87"; mm 34; h 12), Head of Hercules r., wearing boar’s skin; behind, °°°, Rv. Bull charging r.; above, °°°; below, snake; in ex. ROMA. Crawford 39/2;" Sydenham 94.
Din XAug 06, 2020
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Julius Caesar (44 BC) AR denarius reproduction 34 viewsJulius Caesar Denarius. 44 BC. Obv./CAESAR IMPER, laureate head right. Rev./ M METTIVS, Venus standing left holding Victory & scepter, resting arm on shield set on globe, control letter in left field, 3.552g, 18.8mm. SRCV I 1419, Sydenham 1055, Crawford 480/17, RSC I 35, BMCRR 4137

Epigraphy is very strange. This may be a cast fake of another fake pressed with modern dies. A fairly common and obvious fake.
Joe SermariniJul 24, 2020
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Octavian, Denarius, Victory Standing on Globe33 viewsOctavian, Triumvir, Consul, and Imperator, Autumn 31 - Summer 30 B.C. Silver denarius, RIC I 254b, RSC I 64, BnF I 36, Sear Imperators 407, BMCRE I 603, BMCRR I Rome 4339, SRCV I 1552, weight 2.805g, maximum diameter 20.33mm, Italian (Rome?) mint, autumn 31 - summer 30 B.C.; obverse bare head left, no legend, linear border; reverse Victory standing left on globe, extending wreath in right hand, palm frond over shoulder in left hand, CAESAR - DIVI•F divided across field, linear border

A somewhat dangerous cast. Under weight. Some casting pits.
Joe SermariniJul 24, 2020
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Roman Imperators, C. Cassius and M. Servilius, Denarius35 viewsRoman Imperators, C. Cassius and M. Servilius. Denarius, mint moving with Brutus and Cassius 43-42, AR 18 mm, 3.84 g. C CASSI IMP Laureate head of Libertas r. Rev. M SERVILIVS - LEG Aplustre, the branches ending in flowers. Babelon Cassia 21 and Servilia 42. Sydenham 1312. Sear Imperators 225. RBW 1773Joe SermariniJul 24, 2020
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A. Postumius A.f. Sp.n. Albinus, (81 B.C.)113 viewsA. Postumius A.f. Sp.n. Albinus, (81 B.C.)
AR Denarius
O: HISPAN downward behind, veiled head of Hispania right with disheveled hair.
R: Togate figure standing left, extending hand toward legionary eagle before him, fasces and axe behind, A• / ALBIN / N•S• vertical downward in fields from left to right, POST A•F• in exergue.
Rome Mint
3.9g
19.6mm
Crawford 372/2, Sydenham 746

1 - the pellet on the cheek behind the eye
2 - the edge of the host coin visible on the reverse from 12-4, cutting off the top of the fasces which should extend slightly above the standing figure's head
3 - the serrated edge doesn't look right.
MatJul 17, 2020
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Julius Caesar Denarius, M. Mettius, March-April 44 BC, Pressed with modern dies.31 viewsJulius Caesar as Dictator (49-44 BC). AR denarius (18mm, 4.00 gm, 2h). Rome, M. Mettius as Moneyer, March-April 44 BC. Wreath head of Caesar right; CAESAR to right, IMPER to left / Venus standing left, holding Victory in extended right hand and transverse scepter in left, resting left arm on shield set on globe; A in left field; M • METTIVS to right. Crawford 480/17. Sydenham 1055. CRI 101. RSC 35.

Pressed with modern dies. Probably from Bulgaria.
Joe SermariniJun 30, 2020
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