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Most viewed - Fake Roman Republic Coins: Before 27 BC
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Аnonymous-prow2529 viewsAR Roman Republican Denarius 187-155 B.C.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma r., X behind.
Rev.: The Dioscuri galloping r., with prow below the Dioscuri. ROMA below.
Cast.
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Volteia family cast denarius fake2458 viewsSold on Ebay in Feb. 2005 by seller numistrader as guaranteed genuine.

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M Tullius 120 BC denarius2210 viewsM Tullius minted 120 BC denarius
RCV 155, RCC280/1, RSC Tullia 1 3.07g
Helmeted head of Roma right with legend ROMA
Victory in quad Riga holding palm branch, wreath above, X below with legend M.T.VLLI

Notice blobs of metal, bubble pits, file marks, soft features
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Volteius, M.1764 viewsModern cast fake of AR denarius of M. Volteius, 78 BC
obv: laur. Head of Jupiter, r.
rev: Capitoline Temple of Jupiter; M VOLTEI M [F] in exe
artificially worn and distressed with punched fake banker’s mark on obv.
cf: Cr. 385/1, Syd 774
Offered on ebay by NFS come7undone10, June 2011
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A. Albinus, 96 BC, denarius, Diana889 viewsObv: Bust of Diana, draped,with bow and quiver over the shoulder
Rev: three horsemen charging left, to left two standards and fallen warrior.

Cast fakes sold by fakes sellers 'spes-pvblica' and ' imperatorial' on eBay. These are not the same coin, but identical cast copies. The top one sold for 37.52 EUR (Dec. 2005 by spes-pvblica) and the bottom one sold for $80.76 (Jan. 2006 by imperatorial).
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Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, Denarius, RSC 3a779 viewsObv: MANTON R S C
Bust: Bare head of Mark Antony right, lituus behind
Rev: CAESAR DIC
Bust: Laureate head of Julius Caesar right, jug behind
Ref: RSC 3a, Crawford 488/2, CRI 123, Sydenham 1166a

Top coin sold in one day auction by "power-of-love", a Toronto Group Forgery.

2nd photo Sold on Ebay by "bricksoftime" (Toronto Group) as an original coin in 1 day private auction.

Duplicate soapy details, and identical flan shape and centering prove they are cast copies.
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Brutus, Denarius, BMC 3861714 viewsObv: LIBERTAS
Bust: Head of Libertas right
Rev. No Legend
The consul L. Iunius Brutus walking left between two lictors and preceded by an accensus
Exe: BRVTVS
Ref: Cr. 433/1, Syd. 906, B. Iunia 31, BMC 3861

Sold on Ebay by " ciceronius33" as original. Toronto Group forgery. 23rd Feb 2005

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Anonymous denarius711 viewshead of Roma right, X behind / the Dioscuri, ROMA in exergue

Cast fakes sold by fakes sellers 'empire_gallery' and '333omega' on eBay. The top one sold for $23.50 (Mar. 2006 by empire_gallery) and the bottom one sold for 43.50 EUR (Feb. 2006 by 333omega).
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Brutus, Denarius, BMC 3861691 viewsObv: LIBERTAS
Bust: Head of Libertas right
Rev. No Legend
The consul L. Iunius Brutus walking left between two lictors and preceded by an accensus
Exe: BRVTVS
Ref: Cr. 433/1, Syd. 906, B. Iunia 31, BMC 3861

Sold on Ebay by "fgross1s" as original. Toronto Group forgery.

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A. Plautius, Denarius680 viewsObv:- A PLAVTIVS before, AED CVR SC behind, Turreted hd of Cybele right
Rev:- IVDAEVS before, BACCHIVS below, supplicant offerng palm-branch, camel behind
Ref:- Plautia 13, Cr431/1, Syd 932, Hendin 741, RCV 2000 Edition 395
55 BC.
R behind camel stands for replica
Sold as a fake on ebay October 2005

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Brutus, Denarius, RSC 15667 viewsObv: BRVT IMP L PLAET CEST,
Bust: Bare head of Brutus right
Rev: EID MAR
Liberty cap between two daggers
Ref: RSC 15, Syd 1301, Cr502/4, Sear5 1439

Top coin sold on Ebay as a hand made copy, no two alike. No identification as copy anywhere on coin.

Pic #2 sold on ebay as Rosa Copy.

Pic #3 and #4 sold on Ebay and ID'd as false by Forvm Members
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M CIPIUS M F, Rome. c. 115-114. Republican silver denarius663 views115-114 BC. Obv: Bust of Rome. Rev: Victory in a chariot. Sold on Ebay as Replica. "R" stamped on coin
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Julius Caesar, Denarius, RSC 49658 viewsObv: No legend
Simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat
Rev: No legend
Elephant marching right, trampling serpent
Exe: CAESAR
Ref: RSC 49, Cr443/1, Syd 1006, BMCRR (Gaul) 27, Sear5 1399

One day private sale on Ebay by "Bricklayeranc," a Toronto Group Forgery.
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Julius Caesar, Denarius, RSC 12650 viewsObv: No legend
Bust: Diademed head of Venus right
Rev: CAESAR
Aeneas walking left, carrying Anchises and the Palladium
Date: 47-46 BC mint in Africa
Ref: RSC 12, Cr458/1, Syd 1013


Sold at one day private auction by "bricklayeranc", a Toronto Group fake.
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Brutus denarius642 viewsObv: BRVTS IMP. Bare head right. All within laurel wreath. Rev: CASCA LONGVS. Image courtesy of Kevin at Barry & Darling Coins.
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Brutus Casca Longus denarius628 viewsSuch pieces were sold in lots of three on German Ebay by antika99, apparently at least one of them is being resold now (Sept.05).

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A. Plautius, Denarius610 viewsObv:- A PLAVTIVS before, AED CVR SC behind, Turreted hd of Cybele right
Rev:- IVDAEVS before, BACCHIVS below, supplicant offerng palm-branch, camel behind
Ref:- Plautia 13, Cr431/1, Syd 932, Hendin 741, RCV 2000 Edition 395
55 BC.

Matches known reproduction.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Brutus - Denarius, Cr. 433/1; Syd. 906584 viewsLIBERTAS, Head of libertas right

No Legend, The consul L.Junius Brutus walking left between two lictors preceded by an accensus, BRVTVS in exergue

Cr. 433/1; Syd. 906

20mm, 3.3g

Sold as reproduction on Ebay, note 'copy' on reverse

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A. Albinus, 96 BC, denarius, Diana583 viewsObv: Bust of Diana, draped,with bow and quiver over the shoulder
Rev: three horsemen charging left, to left two standards and fallen warrior.

Cast fake. See other examples here.

Sold on ebay January 2007 by batibaleno.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Cassius, Denarius, RSC 4574 viewsObv: C CASSI IMP LEIBERTAS
Bust: Diademed and draped bust of Libertas right Rev: LENTVLVS SPINT
Jug and lituus
Ref: RSC 4, Syd 1307, BMC 78, Cr500/3

Assassin of Julius Caesar. One day auction by "power-of-love" A Torono Group Fake.

Submitted by Bluefish
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Ahenobardus, Denarius, RSC 21 (Domitia)568 viewsObv: AHENOBAR
Bust: Bare head of L Ahenobarbus right
Rev: CN DOMITIVS IMP
Trophy on prow right.
Ref: RSC 21 (Domitia), Cr519/2, Syd 1177; BMCRR (East) 94, Sear5 1456

Sold on Ebay by “peelst28" as original. Toronto Group forgery.

Submitted by Bluefish
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Anonymous Republican, Semis 559 viewsComposition of pictures of the mold of wax used in the micro-fusion (Lost-wax casting) and the replica submitted by Remoneda to the Spanish Forum OMNI in May 2010.

Æ Semis, Rome mint, struck After 211 BC.

Obv: Laureate head of Saturn right; S behind.
Rev: Prow of galley right; S above.
Crawford #56/3; Sydenham #143a.
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Ahenobarbus, Denarius, RSC 21 (Domitia)554 viewsObv: AHENOBAR
Bust: Bare head of L Ahenobarbus right
Rev: CN DOMITIVS IMP
Trophy on prow right.
Ref: RSC 21 (Domitia), Cr519/2, Syd 1177; BMCRR (East) 94, Sear5 1456


Sold in one day auction by power of love, a Toronto Group Fake.
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Anonymous Denarius554 viewsANONYMOUS 108 -110 B.C Roman Republic Silver Denarius

Obv. The head of Roma is looking to the right wearing a crested helmet with a peaked visor. There is an X marked behind her

Rev. Roma is seated to the right on shields and with a spear in her left hand. There is a wolf and twins in front of her and there are birds on both sides.

Size: 17.5mm/3.6grams

Modern Bulgarian Fake- Lipanoff" studio, #8 in Prokopov's booklet

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