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 Posted 01/11/2014  08:04 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Are these being sold in the UK or US? Nice looking coins for fakes.
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 Posted 01/11/2014  1:56 pm  Show Profile   Check MetDet71's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add MetDet71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Do you have a link for those? I might buy them out of interest.
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 Posted 01/11/2014  2:06 pm  Show Profile   Check MetDet71's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add MetDet71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
scratch that, just found them - bit expensive.
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 Posted 01/17/2014  5:38 pm  Show Profile   Check MetDet71's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add MetDet71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some of the coins in the first link would be very hard to spot, for me anyway. The others I could tell apart, especially with the use of the same die, but it just goes to show how far people are going to churn out coins that are what, a pound each? Nice info TIF.
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 Posted 01/19/2014  9:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Arcticsparky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is there many denarius silver fakes?
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 Posted 01/20/2014  05:26 am  Show Profile   Check MetDet71's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add MetDet71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes there are loads. Check out the link TIF posted or go directly here :-
http://www.forgerynetwork.com/Defau...n%20denarius
to take you straight to some dangerous modern fakes.
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 Posted 01/25/2014  09:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sabre2th to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow. Once I get past all of this trust stuff, it looks like I need to dig through my old coin binders and do a bunch of "real or fake" posting..
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 Posted 04/03/2014  1:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Masis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For the lovers of the faux Grass backrounds of "ancient.necropolis.london", who's listings have often been shown here by Newbies "proud of their first / latest acquisitions", they may be interested to learn that "ancient.necropolis.london" is now listed in Forum Ancient Coins "NOTORIOUS FAKE SELLERS LIST".

For further reference, see HERE.
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 Posted 04/03/2014  4:46 pm  Show Profile   Check MetDet71's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add MetDet71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent to know Masis, thank you!
Oh, just to add, that list is a great reference and can save you a lot of 'heartache'.
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 Posted 04/03/2014  5:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Masis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Kev, maybe we should use that crappy faux Grass backround for our coin photos, this seems to attract the "big wallet" Buyers.

Or, just as "ancient.necropolis.london" did, we could also copy & paste the London Ancient Coins's ("Jason Smith" amazingly stopped doing that once I notified the owner of L.A.C.) eBay listing titles that have no relation to the acutal coins we are listing, seems some Buyers do not care (or read?).

Or we could write in our "me" page that we each live in the Tower of "Merry Ole" London.


Quote:
There's a sucker born every minute. ~ David Hannum, 1869


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04/03/2014 5:13 pm
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 Posted 04/10/2014  07:52 am  Show Profile   Check MetDet71's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add MetDet71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


I might just go all out & rig my camera tripod up on the local golf course & list that the coin was dug up from the middle of Wembley stadium or start selling moon coins...
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 Posted 06/19/2014  6:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add aiglet7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just came across this article on 'Ancient Coins & Modern Fakes' :-

http://www.mindspring.com/~kroh/Emp...s/fakes.html

Thought it might be of interest.
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 Posted 06/20/2014  08:11 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting article, thanks for posting it.
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 Posted 07/28/2014  10:56 pm  Show Profile   Check VisigothKing's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add VisigothKing to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not a fake, but an error in the listing. Seller has it as the extremely rare Roman emperor Majorian when in fact it is a small, common bronze of emperor Arcadius with SALVS REIPVBLICAE/Victory dragging captive reverse. If you look closely you can see "ARCADI" on the obverse. Compare the obverse with that of my avatar, a real Majorian.

The listing:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/36099901396...RK:MEBIDX:IT

I emailed the seller to point it out and they said he/she was going to correct the listing but now, nearly three days later, no correction has been done. Because of this I can't help but think they are attempting to deceive an unwary buyer. At least the seller didn't price it like a real Majorian (which would be at the very least hundreds of dollars).
"For as long as Belisarius lives, it is impossible for him to relinquish this city." - Roman general Belisarius, responding to a group of Gothic envoys, during the Gothic siege of Rome in 537 AD

Attributed coins in my collection so far - Roman: 241, Byzantine: 44, Post-Roman Germanic: 24
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