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Otho Denarius1 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 Nicomedia3 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, Bergaios4 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 Denarius4 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, Antioch7 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 5 views

Ebay March 2022 by known fake seller ancientearth2006
okidokiMar 18, 2022
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Zenobia6 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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Pupienus4 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 Capta5 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 Denarius3 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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Balbinus RIC 85 viewsIMP C D CAEL BALBINVS AVG / VICTORIA AVGG
Victoria standing facing with wreath & palm
Sold as a modern forgery
Dominic TMar 12, 2022
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Thasos obverse / Lysimachos reverse tetradrachm2 viewsObv: Head of youthful Dionysos right, diademed and crowned with ivy.
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated left holding Nike, in field Herm.

Reverse from Lipanoff die, see: 'https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pid=19868'

Posted for sale on Facebook March 2022
Pekka KMar 11, 2022
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Hadrian, sestertius 6 views26,50 gramokidokiMar 10, 2022
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Claudius AE Dupondius - Fake3 viewsI bought this from felix_aedius through an eBay auction several years ago. I finally checked the Fake Ancient Coin Resource on Forum Ancient Coins. The seller's eBay username was listed. I counted the lose as lesson.

Claudius AE Dupondius. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left / CERES AVGVSTA S C, Ceres seated left, holding grain ears and sceptre

Gerald HFeb 23, 2022
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Parthian Empire, Mithradates II, c. 121 - 91 B.C., Drachm, Cast5 viewsParthian Empire, Mithradates II, c. 121 - 91 B.C., Drachm, Cast Fake
Sellwood 24.30; Sunrise 288; Shore 76; SNG Cop 32 var. (monogram on reverse); BMC Parthia p. 27, 26
Obv: bare-headed bust left with long beard, wearing diadem, monogram behind head, neck torque ends in a single pellet
Rev: beardless archer (Arsakes I) seated right on omphalos, wearing bashlyk and cloak, bow in right hand, right leg forward, left leg drawn back

From an old collection.
Joe SermariniFeb 17, 2022
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Trajan AR Denarius RIC 161 Mars standing3 viewsOBV: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P Bust of Trajan, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right
REV: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Mars, helmeted, in military dress, standing front, head right, holding vertical spear in right hand and resting left on shield

17,5/16mm 2,73g

Sold on eBay for US $18,50, January 2021

Luca RomanoFeb 16, 2022
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Septimus Sever dynastic denarius Geta/Caracalla6 viewsFound on a Vienna streetmarket.
Av: IMP CAES M AUR ANTON AUG
Rv: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT
Weight: 2,71g Diameter 17,5 mm Axis 180°

Probably a casted copy of two different denarii, based on FAC expert knowledge.




Tomasz P2Feb 11, 2022
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Hadrian sestertius Fortuna Redux RIC 5517 viewsCast of Hadrian sestertius RIC 551, bought ca. 2002 on polish website allegro.DzikiZdebFeb 11, 2022
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Philip II, tetradrachm, Pella 10 viewsTerrible cast fake currently for sale by huge US auciton house.
The auction house even noted "scrapes along edge."

Round casting pearls green, there may be more have marked only the most obvious.
Round casting holes red, there may be more have marked only the most obvious.
At the eye I don't know what it is , a giant peral or casting defects (marked blue).
The details are also all soapy/washed out and details are lost.

See in fake reports the many casting twins with same flan shape, die axis, centering, wear, flan defect, scratch etc.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pid=22391
Din XJan 29, 2022
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Philip II, tetradrachm, Pella13 viewsCast twins, the top coins is the same as bottom coin.
Same flan shape, die axis, centering, wear, flan defect, scratch etc.
And on most pearls, circular holes and casting defects and soft details are evident.
AS always one could be the authentic mother but all except one have casting problems are so cast fakes and the oterh one is either the mother or cast too but pictures are not good enough to tell.

KINGS of MACEDON. Kassander. As regent, 317-305 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 14.74 g, 3h). In the name and types of Philip II. Pella mint. Struck circa 317/6-315/4 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / Youth, holding palm frond, on horseback right; serpent below, Boeotian shield below horse's raised foreleg. Le Rider 529 (D281/R433); cf. HGC 3, 988 (Amphipolis mint); SNG ANS 450 (same obv. die). Lightly toned, a little harshly cleaned, scrapes along edge. Good VF.
Din XJan 29, 2022
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Philip I Greek imperial Alexandria 'follis'3 viewsFantasy combination of a Philip I Greek Imperial and reverse from an Alexandrian imperial issue c. 301 used for Diocletian, Maximianus, Constantius and Galerius (RIC 32 a, b and 33 a, b).

Part of a fantastic 'die chain: the reverse die also paired with Diocletian obverse, with that obverse paired with both a tetrarchic Carthage reverse and a Jovian reverse: see following thread https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=123332
MerindaJan 28, 2022
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Damaskos, Alexander the Great, Tetradrachm 326/5 BC8 viewsFake from modern dies. Style and iconography are incompatible with the authentic type. The type was never issued with a ligate AP monogram beneath the throne.

Vendor description:
Makedonien, Hellenistische Dynasten. Alexander III. der Große 336-323 v. Chr. -336--323.
Tetradrachme 330-323 v. Chr., Damaskus. 16,58 g. Kopf des Herakles mit Löwenhaube nach rechts / Zeus sitzt nach links mit Adler und Zepter, links Widder, unter dem Thron Beizeichen AP zusammengezogen. Price - vergl. 3202-14 var.
Vorzüglich
n.igmaJan 26, 2022
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Gordian III6 viewsVery dangerous bulgarian cast fake
Bottom: geniue, top: cast fake
TibsiJan 25, 2022
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Crusader Antioch Raymond Roupen Anonymous Gate series 5 viewsFake coin from the fake coins seller on eBay, sold at CNG eAuc 494: 23 June 2021; lot 493. as Antioch Raymond Roupen Anonymous Gate series . Everything is wrong with this coin - the style, the shape of the flan and the weight AE 2.5 g. , which is three times heavier than all known coins of this type
First coin is from the auction, second - same coin on eBay , a few months before the CNG auction ( uncleaned , with fake green patina) . The other six coins are from various fake coin sellers , made in silver and bronze, from the same dies .
Vladislav DJan 23, 2022
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