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Sestertius of Caracalla1 viewsAquired in a Middle East souq

Observe: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG
Reverse: CAE ANTIOCH COL S R
Diameter: 32mm
Weight: 20.02g
Jose MOct 03, 2022
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Bronze Sestertius of Vespasian1 viewsAquired in a souq in the middle east

Observe: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M T P P P COS III
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTI S C
Diameter: 34mm
Weight: 19.97g
Jose MOct 03, 2022
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Artabanos I1 viewsArtabanus I
Tetradrachm
Sellwood type 21

Cast fake, sold by POCHERN Collectibles House through an online auction platform, listed as a "Parthia Mithridates Silver Drachm Coin", September 2022.
For more of these fake Artabanus tets, see: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pid=20182
Robert L3Sep 24, 2022
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Sicily Syracuse tetradrachm - Quadriga and head of Arethusa3 viewsWeight 17.34 gr.
Fast quadriga with charioteer - head of Arethusa left with tresses fly back.
Coin sold on Ebay on June 2022 for 3400 euro. Dies not present in Fisher Bossert or Tudeer. Very similar to another specimen on forgerynetwork (http://forgerynetwork.com/asset.aspx?id=HO7Z2YNRT2A=)
This coin is a pressed forgery as evident also for the cracks on the edges.
CliffSep 18, 2022
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Proculus, AE Antoninianus. Usurper 280-281 AD0 viewsObv:- IMP C PROCVLVS AVG, radiate, bust right
Rev:- [CONOCO]R[DI]A AVG, female figure standing left, holding wreath and scepter

Fake from modern dies. Shown as fake on Facebook Sep. 2022.
Pekka KSep 16, 2022
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Close-up of false patina on fake Aelius denarius 2 viewsSo bad... Zero silver.
Just look at the fill.. ugh. I so wish this would have been real.
Whou would do such a thing? I know exactly who was complicit in selling this.

Ron C3Sep 15, 2022
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Fake Demetrius Greek Drachma and Oboli 2 viewsHi, this is my first post. I wanted to share a recent bad experience. Seller has a ridiculous amount of positive feedback. I will not be adding to that, I can assure you.
I have a few Roman casts sold by this same vendor, as ancient coins, with like 15k positive feedback comments, so it might be good to post some more, highly deceptive casts of denarii here. About to send back for refund. No one seems to know that this stuff is fake. The desire that something false should be real, coupled with ignorance and greed seems to be what allows this sort of fraud to flourish.
Let me know if I should upload more, please. Please let me know if I'm allowed to say where these came from.
Ron C3Sep 15, 2022
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Probus ROMAE AETER2 viewsProbus BI Antoninianus. Rome, AD 278. IMP PROBVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust to right / ROMAE AETER, Roma seated facing in hexastyle temple, holding Victory and sceptre

CAST
Pawel KSep 01, 2022
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Cleopatra VII Tripolis AE -- two more types of cast fake5 viewsSee also the previous, related report, illustrating 6 examples of casts fakes of the same type from major auctions. They are similar enough that I can't tell if these may have been remodeled / re-engraved from the same set of casts, but qualitatively they appear to me to fall into three groups, which I call "Type 1," "Type 2," and "Type 3." On Type 1 the date is clear (RY 2 of Cleopatra in Phoenicia).
All of them have die axis of 12h, diameters 20-21mm, but the weights can vary from c. 7.5g to more than 10g. They've been sold or offered at major auctions between 2005 and 2022. One gave undated prior provenance ("Private UK Collection"); one of the Type 1's only provenanced to a prior auction and its intervening collection.
1 commentsCurtis JJAug 30, 2022
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Cleopatra VII Thea Notera, struck in Tripolis, dated RY 2 (of Cleopatra in Phoenicia, 36/5 BC). RPC I 45107 viewsSix examples below (some sold multiple times, two cited in RPC):
Dates of sales: 2005, 2010 (x2), 2012, 2022 (x3);
Sources: NAC (x2), CNG (x3), Naville, Oslo Myntgalleri, RPC (x2);
Reported weights: 9.26g, 9.66g, 9.78g, 9.82g, 9.99g, 10.10g;
Reported diameters: 20mm.

29 Aug 2022: RPC has been informed (via website) and one auctioneer, who I believe is in process of withdrawing before auction.

All appear to be from the same set of casts but with different false patinas applied.
There appear to be others of this same type (RPC 5410 var.) but from slightly different or modified casts.
1 commentsCurtis JJAug 30, 2022
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Nicephorus I solidus1 viewsListed on eBay in August 2022ObryzumAug 23, 2022
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Julian II Follis of Heraclea1 viewsVery badly tooled obverse*AlexAug 22, 2022
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Philip I, Sestertius, RIC 148a1 viewsObv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: P M TR P II COS P P, Philip seated left, holding globe and parazonium. S C in exerge.
RIC 148a

Cast fake.

Sold as a silver plated reproduction on ebay 2022
maridvnvmAug 16, 2022
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Postumus, Аntoninianus, RIC 673 viewsObv:- IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- HERC PACIFERO, Hercules standing left, holding olive branch and club
References:- RIC 67, RSC 101

Cast fake.

Sold as a silver plated reproduction on ebay 2022
maridvnvmAug 16, 2022
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Probus, Antoninianus, RIC 816 Bust Type H2 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, Radiate bust l. in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy; sometimes at foot, one or two captives
Minted in Siscia (XXIVI in exe) Emission 4, Officina 6. Late A.D. 277
Reference:- RIC 816 Bust type H.

Cast fake.

Sold as a silver plated reproduction on ebay 2022
maridvnvmAug 16, 2022
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Severus Alexander, Sestertius, RIC 6184 viewsObv:- IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder
Rev:- VICTORIA AVGVSTI S-C, Victory standing left, holding wreath & palm.
RIC 618, Cohen 569, BMC 703, Sear 8022.

Cast fake.

Sold as a reproduction on ebay 2022
maridvnvmAug 16, 2022
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Severus Alexander, Sestertius, RIC 6352 viewsObv:- IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust right
Rev:- MARS VLTOR / S - C, Mars advancing right holding spean and shoeld
RIC 635; C. 169.

Cast fake.

Sold as a reproduction on ebay 2022
maridvnvmAug 16, 2022
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Severus Alexander, Sestertius, RIC 6352 viewsObv:- IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust right
Rev:- MARS VLTOR / S - C, Mars advancing right holding spean and shoeld
RIC 635; C. 169.

Cast fake.

Sold as a reproduction on ebay 2022
maridvnvmAug 16, 2022
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Vespasian Denarius, RIC 301 viewsObverse: IMP CAES VESP AVG PM. Laureate head right.
Reverse: AVGVR TRI POT. Simpulum, aspergillum, jug and lituus.

References: RIC 30; RSC 43.

Cast fake.

Sold as a silver plated reproduction on ebay 2022
maridvnvmAug 16, 2022
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Vespasian, Sestertius, RIC 1973 viewsObv:- IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head
Rev:- SALVS AVGVSTA S-C, Salus seated left holding patera and sceptre.
RIC 197

Cast fake.

Sold as a reproduction on ebay 2022
maridvnvmAug 16, 2022
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Vespasian, Sestertius, RIC 1970 viewsObv:- IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head
Rev:- SALVS AVGVSTA S-C, Salus seated left holding patera and sceptre.
RIC 197

Cast fake.

Sold as a reproduction on ebay 2022
maridvnvmAug 16, 2022
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Septimius Severus, denarius, RIC 0010 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– FIDEI LEG TR P COS, Fides standing left, holding Victory and vexillum.
Minted in Rome, A.D. 193
RIC 1

Cast fake.

Sold as a silver plated reproduction on ebay 2022
maridvnvmAug 16, 2022
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Septimius Severus, denarius, RIC -0 viewsObv:– SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Laureate bust facing right
Rev:- PIETAS, Pietas standing facing, head left, extending arm; at feet to left, altar

Looks like a modern engraved obverse die attempting to copy the eastern style from Laodcies-ad-Mare and coupled with a Pietas reverse.

Cast fake.

Sold as a silver plated reproduction on ebay 2022
maridvnvmAug 16, 2022
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Septimius Severus, denarius, RIC 5000 viewsObv:- L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, Laureate head of Septimius Severus to right.
Rev:- AEQVITATI AVGG Aequitas standing front, head to left, holding scales in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left.
Reference:- BMC 650. Cohen 21. RIC 500.

Cast fake.

Sold as a silver plated reproduction on ebay 2022
maridvnvmAug 16, 2022
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