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Antoninus Pius, Denarius, RIC 168Obv:- ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, laureate head right
Rev:- COS IIII, emperor standing left holding patera over tripod.
RIC 168.
17mm - 3.4 grams

Sold as genuine on eBay (Jan. 2006) for $42.00 by 'borovez', who sells a mixture of genuine coins and known fakes (e.g. Slaveys and Lipanoffs).

Modern fake see "Lipanoff Studio", Prokopov, Page 39 Plate 56
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ArcadiusObv. DN ARCADI VS PF AVG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right-facing.
Rev. CONCORDI A AVGG A Helmeted figure on chair facing, head to l., holding Victory and spear. In ex. CONOB.
Struck. Die-engraver "Lipanoff Studio"
Published: Sofia 2004, no.146

Fake from same dies

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-5349
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Augustus Denarius, RIC 300Lipanoff fake, twin on Forgery Network (number 7236).
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BalbinusAR Denarius - No weights or dimensions given
Obv: IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG Laureate bust of Balbinus to right
Rev: VICTO R IA AVGG Victory standing to left holding wreath and palm branch.
Struck "Lipanoff Studio" Published: Sofia 2004, no.112

Selling as authentic on British ebay Sept 2011
Die match http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-5284
Die match in 'gold' http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-5666
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CommodusKaiserliche Prägungen Commodus, 177-192. Denar 191/192, Rom. Kopf des Kaisers als Hercules / Bogen, Keule und Köcher. RIC 253 C. 195 2.95 g.; Selten Vorzüglich Kleine Schrötlingsfehler im Revers (notified them, withdrawn)

Lipanoff fake - see Contemporary Coin Engravers & Coin Masters from Bulgaria "Lipanoff Studio, Prokopov, 2004 page 45, plate 67
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Domitian, denarius, Pegasus, RIC 238 [Vesp]Domitian, as Caesar. CAEASAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right / COS IIII, Pegasus walking right. 16-17mm - 3.45grams

Sold as genuine on eBay (Jan. 2006) for $60.00 by 'borovez', who sells a mixture of genuine coins and known fakes (e.g. Slaveys and Lipanoffs).

Modern fake see "Lipanoff Studio", Prokopov, Page 29 Plate 37

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HadrianAR Denarius - RIC 247, RSC 782a
Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Bare headed bust of Hadrian to right with slight drapery on far shoulder
Rev. FORTVNAE REDVCI Fortuna and imperator standing, clasping hands

Modern fake - No dims or weight given
Struck. Die-engraver "Lipanoff Studio"
Sold as authentic by 'coin_pouch' on ebay Sept 2011
Die Match: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-5229

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JULIA SOAEMIASAR Denarius
Obv: IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG Bust of Julia to r.
Rev: VENVS CAELESTIS Venus standing to l., holding apple and septer.

Modern fake - No dims or weight given
Struck. Die-engraver "Lipanoff Studio" Published: Sofia 2004, no.96
Sold as authentic by 'coin_pouch' on ebay Sept 2011
Die Match: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-5270
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Julian II Cyzicus Ae1 361-363
Obv: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG.
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITAS REI PVB / CVZ A.
Bull standing right, two stars above.
RIC 127
23mm, 5.1g, light weight, strange alloy, regular edges.
A well known Lipanoff forgery, another here: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/albums/userpics/19275/142~0.jpg
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Julian II - Cyzicus - MaiorinaAe1 361-363
Obv: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG.
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITAS REI PVB / CVZ A.
Bull standing right, two stars above.
RIC 127

Weight 9.17g

Modern forgery, from the same dies as the Lipanoff fake:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/albums/userpics/19275/142~0.jpg
Tooled, fake patina
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Julius CaesarPressed 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.
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Lipanoff lipanoff dies
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Lipanoff matrixes and rubber impressionsLipanoff matrixes and rubber impressions
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Lipanoff proto matrixesLipanoff proto matrixes
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Lysimachos Lysimachos, 323-281 v. Chr. Tetradrachmon, unbestimmte Münzstätte, 297-282 v. Chr. Kopf des vergöttlichten Alexanders mit Diadem und Ammonshorn n.r. Rv. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena mit Helm, Lanze und Schild n.l. thronend, die den Königsnamen bekränzende Nike auf der Rechten; im Felde l. Herme
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Marcus Aurelius DenariusCast. Lipanoff 42-62. Sold on Ebay, May 2015.
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Maximinus IAR Antoninianus - Based on RIC 1 Cohen 46
Obv: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM laureate and draped bust right
Rev: PM TR P II COS P P Maximinus standing between two standards
Modern struck copy - Lipanoff Studio, Prokopov, page 65, plate 107 reverse match
Selling as authentic on British ebay Sept 2011 - No dimensions or weight given
Die Match: http://www.forgerynetwork.com/asset.aspx?id=rtzchSAGgrc=
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NeroModern fake of Nero denarius, SALVS reverse

Sold as "Roman Empire NERO AUGUSTUS 54 - 68 AD AR Silver Denarius. 3.41 g. 17.5mm in diameter." by user Laconventions on eBay 5/27/15. Lipanoff studio fake.
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Octavian - Petronius Turpilianus - (29 BC - AD 14) AR Denarius, of the moneyer P Petronius Turpilianus
Obv. TVRPILIANVS III VIR - FERON below. Rad. bust of Feronia dr. r.
Rev. CAESAR AVGVSTVS SIGN RECE, kneeling Parthian r., presenting standard.

Modern fake - No dims or weight given
Struck. Die-engraver "Lipanoff Studio"
Sold as authentic by 'coin_pouch' on ebay Sept 2011
Die Match: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-6644
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OTHO - VICTORIA OTHONIS Denarius1.70 cm, 2.60 gr.

Obv: IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P - Bare head r.
Rev: VICTORIA OTHONIS - Victory advancing left, holding palm branch with her l. hand and wreath in her raised r. hand.

Cast fake shown in the Spanish Forum Imperio-Numismatico.
Dec_2013
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Philippus I. Arabs antoninianusFIDES EXERCITVS

modern fake coin from Lipanoff Studio (Bulgaria)
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Trajan - Sestertius - Armenia and MesopotamiaTrajan - Sestertius - RIC 642
Lipanoff studio dies
Sold as genuine on ebay by British seller on August 11, 2014

Another reported example sold by NFS 123polipat.
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Trajan sestertiusTrajan sestertius Mesopotamia and Armenia reverse, sold on Ebay as authentic on september 2014 by seller "2014nobonch".
Lipanoff dies.
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Trajan, denarius, Trophy, RIC 147bIMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder / COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC, trophy on stump; shields and spears at base.

A cast copy of the struck counterfeit Lipanoff, page 33, plate 44 sold by fakes seller 'legion_8' on eBay for $26.05 (Jan. 2006).
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