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WRL - Westair Reproductions Ltd2134 viewsReproduction marked with WRL (Westair Reproductions Limited).6 comments
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Stamped Copy1573 viewsIf a coin is stamped "COPY" it is fake. Does that seem obvious to you? FORVM gets asked if a coin like this is real at least once a year. 3 commentsJoe Sermarini
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WRL - Westair Reproductions Ltd1000 viewsThe name on the back is Westair Reproductions Ltd (WRL). Replicas available in all good museums in the UK! Joe Sermarini
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Antoninus Pius & Marcus Aurelius, Denarius, RIC 417a950 viewsObv:- ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, Laureate head of Pius right
Rev:- AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Aurelius right.
Date: 140 AD
Ref: RIC 417a, RSC 15, BMC 155

Sold on Ebay as a reproduction. "R" stamped on coin
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Aelius, Denarius, RIC -866 viewsObv:- L AELIVS CAESAR - Bare head right
Rev:- TRIB POT COS II - Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting left arm on cornucopia which is a part of the chair Exe: CONCORD
Rome mint: A.D. 137
Copies an Aureus, RIC II (Hadrian) 443

Stamped with "COPY" below the exe.
Joe Sermarini
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WRL - Westair Reproductions Ltd - Corinth, silver stater840 viewsRev:- Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet over a leather cap
Obv:- Pegasos flying left

Sold on ebay as a reproduction (WRL stamped on obverse) July 2006

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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A - Augustus Ready - Terina, Bruttium790 viewsModern electrotype of AR nomos of Terina, Bruttium, 21mm, 8.31g
obv: head of nymph right, hair gathered in knot on crown of head; all within olive-wreath
rev: Nike seated, left, on stool, holding wreath and caduceus
edge marked
silver plated copper; copper core showing through on rev.
early 20th century, work of Augustus Ready, electrotypist at the British Museum after death of his father Robert Ready, 1901
cf: Holloway & Jenkins 19 (same dies), Regling 19 (same dies), HN Italy 2577
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S - Sousek - replicas engraved by Petr Sousek756 viewsStamped with an S (below the dolphin behind the head on the obverse), indicating it is a replica engraved by Petr Sousek.
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Augustus, Danarius, RIC 115714 viewsAUGUSTUS SILVER DENARIUS "REPLICA'20
Obv:- CAESARI AVGVSTO, laureate head left
Rev:- SPQR below domed Tetrastyle temple, standard in a chariot within.
RIC 115, RSC 280, BMC 389
Joe Sermarini
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Aelius Denarius Copy683 viewsOBVERSE: L AELIVS CAESAR - Bare head right
REVERSE: TRIB POT COS II - Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting left arm on cornucopia CONCORD in exergue
18 mm - 3 gm
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Copy - Abdera, silver581 views411-386 BC. Hill #34. Sold as Rosa reproduction of Becker coin. Electro-plated silver over pewter. “Copy” stamped on rim. Image courtesy of Charlie at the Coin Replica Store.Alex
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CLEOPATRA on coin of MARK ANTONY"REPLICA"AR DENARIUS513 viewsCLEOPATRA on coin of MARK ANTONY"REPLICA"18 mm 3.5 grams Mark Antony and Cleopatra. 34 BC. AR Denarius Obverse: ANTONI ARMENIA DEVICTA, Portrait of MARK ANTONY right. Reverse. REGINAE REGVM FILIORVM REGVM CLEOPATRAE Diademed and draped portrait of CLEOPATRA. Ref: Crawford 543/1; CRI 345; Sydenham 1210; RSC 1.
2 commentsJoe Sermarini
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Amphipolis, silver tetradrachm, #A492 viewsAR tetradrachm, 410-357 BC
Head of Apollo ¾ right, of later, more delicate style; forepart of dog in right field / AMΦIΠOΛITEΩN on raised frame containing a race torch, A to right of torch; all within incuse square
Sear 1379

Date: 400 - 358 B.C
Ref: SNG Cop. 39; SNG ANS 81, Dewing 1009

Sold on Ebay as a reproduction of Sear #1379. "Copy" stamped on rim.
Submitted by Bluefish
1 commentsBluefish
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Ainos, silver diobol484 viewsListed on Ebay by the seller "antiquenovacoins" as a reproduction. Seller location - Richmond, TX.
(474-479BC)
"Sigma" or "S" marks on most of these coins...apparently to denote their being modern reproductions.

- posted by cogito
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Gela Tetradrachm478 viewsThis particular copy was produced as an advertisement for a book on Ancient Greece and was sent to thousands of addresses glued to a paper ad.Vitruvius
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Gallienus 445 viewsObv:- GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right
Rev:- GALLIENO IMPERATORE, 218-268 d.C

Submitted by Maridvnvm

commodus noted: One of a late 20th century series of Italian tokens depicting facsimile obverses of coins of each Roman emperor and other Roman rulers and relations. The reverse of the token gives the name of the emperor/ruler in modern Italian (in this case GALLIENO IMPERATORE = "Gallienus, Emperor") and dates: dC = "dopo Christo" ("after Christ") and aC = "avanti Christo" ("before Christ"). The dates given on the token in question are for Gallienus's full lifetime. Commonly seen in Italian tourist shops for sale for around €1 each.
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Antonia, Denarius, RIC 66437 viewsObv:- ANTONIA AVGVSTA - Laureate bust of Antonia, draped and to right
Rev:- CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI Antonia standing facing, draped as Constantia, holding long torch and cornucopia
Ref:- RIC I 66 (r2) Rare, page 124 - BMC 111 - SEAR RCV I (2000), #1900, page 375

REPLICA 20 mm
Antonia is daughter of M. Antony and Octavia and mother of Claudius Claudius Caesar
AD 41-54 Silver Denarius "Honoring my mother, Antonia"
Rome mint
Joe Sermarini
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Lysimachos, silver tetradrachm433 viewsAR tetradrachm, c. 297-281 BC
Slavey struck fake, 30mm, 16.8g
Diademed head of Alexander the Great right, wearing horn of Ammon / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣMAXOY, Athena enthroned left, holding Nike and resting left arm on shield; transverse spear resting against her right side, monogram in left field.
Sear 6814-6816

Aquired as a fake, in trade for a different fake.
From the black cabinet of Jerome Holderman
Jerome Holderman
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Brutus, Denarius, RSC 15 (EID MAR)424 viewsObv: BRVT IMP L PLAET CEST, Bare head right
Rev: EID MAR, Pileus between two daggers.
Ref: RRC 508/3. RSC 15. Syd 1301. Cr502/4

18 mm 3.5 grams
1 commentsJoe Sermarini
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Aelius, Æ Sestertius, RIC 1055420 viewsObv:- L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right
Rev:- TR POT COS II S-C, Spes walking left, holding flower & raising hem of skirt.
RIC 1055. Cohen 56.

Stamped with the word "COPY".

Sold on ebay as a replica October 2007.

Submitted by Maridvnvm
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Lysimachos, silver tetradrachm410 viewsLYSIMACHOS, AR Tetradrachm "REPLICA"28 mm LYSIMACHOS, 323-281B.C. Silver Tetradrachm of the Successor of Alexander the Great Obverse: Diademed head of Alexander to right wearing horn of Ammon. Reverse: Athena enthroned to left holding Nike Goddess of Victory, crowning the name of the King. 28 mm 16.5 gr
1 commentsJoe Sermarini
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Albinus Bruti Silver Denarius Reproduction400 viewsReproduction silver denarius 21mm,3.4gm of Albinus Bruti. Obv. Head of Mars right with slight beard, in crested helmet. Rev. Two gaulish trumpets in caltire; between them, oval shield above and round shield below.Joe Sermarini
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Constantine I397 viewsOne-sided repro of a coin of Constantine the Great.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES, laureate head R.
Reverse: Flat field with COSTANTINO IMPERATORE 280-337 d.C
23mm x 26mm, 5.3 g.

commodus noted: One of a late 20th century series of Italian tokens depicting facsimile obverses of coins of each Roman emperor and other Roman rulers and relations. The reverse of the token gives the name of the emperor/ruler in modern Italian (in this case CONSTANTINO IMPERATORE = "Constantine, Emperor") and dates: dC = "dopo Christo" ("after Christ") and aC = "avanti Christo" ("before Christ"). The dates given on the token in question are for Constantine's full lifetime. Note that "Constantino" is misspelled on reverse, minus the first N.
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Ainos, silver tetradrachm372 viewsAINOS, Silver Tetradrachm "REPLICA"25 mm AINOS, Silver Tetradrachm struck in circa 405-357B.C from the city Ainos, situated on a peninsula at the mouth of the river Hebros. Obverse: Head of youthful Hermes facing, wearing petaso, ornamented with beads above brim. Reverse: AINION above goat standing to right and a trophy before. 25 mm 16.5 gr
1 commentsJoe Sermarini
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