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Artifical Patina - Magnified Details933 viewsA fake coin - sestertius of Trajan. The artificial patina covers the traces of the cast (yellow) At some spots it has fallen or is not well glued (red).Ilya Prokopov
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Artificial Patina - "Jax" Patina309 viewsAE Sestertius,
Cast, artificial patina.
Ilya Prokopov
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Artificial Patina - Before and After546 viewsObv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M laureate head right
Rev: TR POT COS III P P S-C, Trajan riding right

We can see the repatination that has been done to the chocolate coloured replica after applying some selective wear and then applying some dirt encrustations.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
maridvnvm
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Artificial Patina - Before and After586 viewsSestertius Trajan Æ Sestertius.
Obv:- IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder
Rev:- S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C, Roma standing left with Victory & spear.
Cohen 383. RIC 483

We can see the repatination that has been done to the chocolate coloured replica after applying some selective wear and then applying some dirt encrustations.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
maridvnvm
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Artificial Patina - Before and After654 viewsObv:- IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FELICITAS SAECVLI S-C, Felicitas standing facing, head left, holding caduceus & cornucopiae.
RIC 155a

We can see the repatination that has been done to the chocolate coloured replica after applying some selective wear and then applying some dirt encrustations.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
maridvnvm
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Augustus Postumus Antoninianus Trajan Decius98 viewsAntoninianus - Orig struck by TD in 251
Obv: DIVO AVGVSTO, radiate head of Augustus right
Rev: CONSECRATIO, altar

Selling as authentic on British ebay Sept 2011 - No diameter or weight given
Die Match: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-7382
bobbyhelmet
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Augustus, Antoninianus, postumus, Trajan Decius173 viewsAR Antoninianus, struck by Trajan Decius, 250-1 AD
obv: DIVO AVGVSTO, radiate head of Augustus right
rev: CONSECRATIO, altar

"Lipanoff Studio". Published by Dr. I. Prokopov Sofia 2004, no.21

Modern fake. Cast.

Sold as original by known fake seller cosii.sp.legv.roma.leg1 on ebay May 2009
maridvnvm
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Balbinus Sestertius42 viewsSelling as a copy, Nov., 2011

Balbinus Æ Sestertius Copy
Obv.: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P Draped bust, laureate, to r.
Rev.: REG - NA ADSIG - NATA / S C Trajan seated on platform l., prefect to side, soldier behind, before him three supplicating kings
Weight: 30 gram
Diameter: 35 mm
SRukke
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Cappadocia, Caesarea. Trajan, 98-117 AD. AR Drachm2 viewsObv:- AYTOKP KAIC NEP TRAIANOC CЄB ΓЄPM, laureate bust right, slight
Rev:- ΔHMAPX ЄΞ YΠATO ς, clasped hands over military standard set on prow
Syd.172.
3.61 gms

Modern cast fake
maridvnvm
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Caracalla, Sestertius, RIC 496b368 viewsObv:- M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate, draed and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- P M TR P XVI COS IIII P P S C, Mars standing left, holding Victory in right handand resting left hand on shield, spear against left arm: at feet captive seated
Reference:- RIC IV 496b (S). Cohen 217

Quote from Curtis Clay "The Caracalla is definitely fake in my eyes, not a mere cast but from false dies copied from an original. Neither of its dies are represented in my large collection of plaster casts of Caracalla sestertii, though there are similar dies from which these may have been copied."

Quote from Barry Murphy "Both [this coin and a Trajan sestertius under question]are fakes. I've seen several of these before."

Submitted by Maridvnvm
maridvnvm
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Carausius ADVENTVS AVG122 viewsIMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right
ADVENTVS AVG
Emperor on horseback riding left
cf RIC 10 (with or without mint mark) or RIC 732

Tooled original flan of a mid third century Adventus antoninianus, something like Philip I or Trajan Decius (or a modern cast of one), with the obverse legend altered to to read IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG.
mauseus
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Carl Wilhelm Becker. 1772-1830. Imitating Trajan (Restitution Issue)32 viewsCarl Wilhelm Becker. 1772-1830.
Trajan (Restitution Issue).
AR "Denarius"(4.81 gm). Struck in the1820's.
Restitution denarius of Cocles. Helmeted head of Roma right / Dioscuri galloping right.
Hill 164.

courtesy CNG
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Carl Wilhelm Becker. 1772-1830. Imitating Trajan (Restitution Issue)25 viewsCarl Wilhelm Becker. 1772-1830.
Trajan (Restitution Issue).
AR "Denarius"(18mm, 3.40 g, 8h). Struck in the1820's.
Restitution denarius of Cocles. Helmeted head of Roma right / IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GER DAC P P REST, ROMA in exergue. Dioscuri galloping right.
Hill 164.

courtesy CNG
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Cavino - Trajan97 viewsPaduan AE sestertius of Trajan, by Giovanni Cavino (1500-1570), cast Æ 33mm, 23.33g
obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIAN C AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VII laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI Tiberus left, reclining beneath arch, AQVA in exe.
cf: RIC II 463, Cohen 20, also Klawans pg. 74, 1 (same dies).
commodus
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COCLES Denarius Roma / Dioscuri290 viewsThe original doesn't exist. A similar denarius was restituted by Trajan with the inscription COCLES to commemorate the Gens Horatia, long extinct by that time. Trajan also restored a similar type, also with no original coin, with inscription DECIUS MUS, for the Gens Decia. Sold on German Ebay in Dec. 2005 for 14 Euro by a seller who sells a strange mix of very good and very fake coins.

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Rupert
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Dimitrovgrad Studio - Trajan 98-117146 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv. Laureate and draped bust r.
Rev. Trajan seated r. on platform placed on r., accompanied by two officers, addressing 3 soldiers.
Cast
Ilya Prokopov
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Dimitrovgrad Studio - Trajan, AD 98-117. 107 viewsAE Sestertius, Rome mint AD 115.
Obv. Laur. and draped bust right.
Rev. REGNA.ADSIG NATA Trajan seated l. on platform, accompanied by two officers, addressing soldiers.
“Dimitrovgrad Studio”
Ilya Prokopov
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Dimitrovgrad Studio - Trajan. AD 98-117.138 viewsAR Denarius
Obv. Laureate head right
Rev. Two captives kneeling at base of trophy.
Cast.

Ilya Prokopov
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Divo Augusto (Augustus - Octavian), Antoninianus64 viewsDivus Augustus under Trajanus Decius.
AR Antoninianus, Rome mint, struck 250-251 A.D.

Obv:DIVO AVGVSTO, Head of Augustus, radiate, to r.
Rev: CONSECRATIO Burning altar.
RIC #78, Cohen #578

Die Match:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-5191
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/displayimage.php?pos=-1877

Shown in the Spanish Forum Imperio-Numismatico in Nov_2009.
mdelvalle
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Domitian, Denarius, RIC -313 viewsObv:- IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP XV, Laureate head right
Rev:- P M TR P COS IIII P P, Hercules with club and lion skin

"Unfortunately it looks like a modern fake combining, ..., an obv. of Domitian with a rev. of Trajan" - Curtis Clay

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Genuine - Lost or Stolen: Trajan RIC II 702 Hercules Roman Imperial Coin157 viewsThis coin disappeared and never reached the intended receiver while enroute between Los Angeles County and Grand Forks, North Dakota. If found or discovered being resold, please contact me at: mlzema@yahoo.com.
Thanks! Mark Z.
Mark Z
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Genuine - Lost or Stolen: Trajan RIC II 702 Hercules Roman Imperial Coin143 viewsThis is the obverse of the previous coin. It disappeared while enroute between Los Angeles county and Grand Forks, North Dakota. If found or discovered being resold, please contact me at: mlzema@yahoo.com. Thanks!
Mark Z.
Mark Z
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GENUINE - STOLEN FROM A FEDEX CAR39 viewsTrajan, AE Sestertius (26.18g). AD 98-117. Rome, AD 109-110. Reverse: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, RIC --, cf. 500 (drapery on bust). Cf. Cohen 477 (same). Uniform deep green-brown patina, Nearly Extremely Fine. Ex Lanz 86 (1998), lot 435; Ex Ira and Goldberg Sale 104, Lot 3307.Dracma
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Hadrian77 viewsAR Denarius - Based on BMCRE 462. RSC 461a. RIC 201 var
Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, bust laureate right, fold of cloak on front shoulder
Rev: COS III, crescent moon encircling star, globe below

Modern fake - No dims or weight given
Cast
Sold as authentic by NFS 'coin_pouch' on ebay Sept 2011
bobbyhelmet
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