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Authentic Silver Roman Medallion ?

 
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 Posted 07/04/2022  11:53 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add josephrg to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I saw this on ebay from a Spanish seller.The reverse is worn and looks like it was always blank..Maybe it is a token to enter the coliseum? Does this look authentic or a later copy https://www.ebay.com/itm/195178597015
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 Posted 07/04/2022  1:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In the fake reports it's paired with an IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FELIX AVG obverse, and described as a modern fake of a Gordian III medallion.
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 Posted 07/04/2022  1:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add josephrg to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok thanks Bob. Looked ok but better to check first.














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 Posted 07/04/2022  3:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add livingwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We need to be careful buying ancient artifacts and coins, there are a lot of fakes. Fake artifacts/coins are made to sell to tourists and deceive collectors. They are pretty good at making arrowheads, knives, ammulets, idols, oil lamps, coins etc. look ancient. In Egypt there are shops where you can buy "ancient" items made recently. I see fakes on eBay so only buy from legit well known dealers.

Here's a pic from a shop near Ephesus taken by Ursula Kampmann in 2013 from a Coins Weekly article. It shows fake ancient coins for tourists to buy.


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07/04/2022 3:50 pm
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 Posted 07/04/2022  9:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add josephrg to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I contacted seller and he assures me everything he sells are detector finds.His other auctions seem to be authentic coins and artifacts. I compared this to other medallions and did not find any ones made of silver and the obverse is different than the Gordian III in the fake reports.




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 Posted 07/04/2022  9:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's an exact match to a couple in the fake reports, but only cast on a single side, and filed extensively, perhaps for a jewelry setting.
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 Posted 07/04/2022  10:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fair to consider that it is silver plated. If it is, then
copper bullion value only, unfortunately.

Most probably a 'copy' for sale to tourists.
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07/04/2022 10:35 pm
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 Posted 07/04/2022  10:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jack108 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fairly certain its fake
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 Posted 07/06/2022  9:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add josephrg to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


The top coin is the one from the fake reports and the bottom is the one I purchased. Seem to be different but I am not a expert.
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 Posted 07/06/2022  10:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From the fake reports.


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 Posted 07/06/2022  11:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add josephrg to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those 2 match the coin I have. I will return for a refund when I receive it. Thanks
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 Posted 07/09/2022  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And what are the odds of him finding two? He sold this one in mid-May



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